What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Oprah Winfrey
It really is so true that you’ve got to always make sure you are focusing on the right things as you move through the day. This is something I really try to be aware of now as I move through the day because honestly for far too many years I wasn’t doing it. I would just go through the day and whatever thought popped into my mind was what I focused on.
I really don’t understand why he doesn’t listen and insists on doing it the wrong way.
I am in such a hurry. Can she please move out of the way so I can get to where I need to be?
Why is she so rude and annoying?
But, then I realized there was a much better way. Instead of running with any thought that came to mind, I could actually choose to not focus on the small things that bothered me and instead focus on the right things. And, when I was able to do it successfully, there were so many benefits.
I felt better and had the right energy flowing as I moved through the day. I wasn’t weighed down by negativity and so I was able to focus on the things that were really important. I was able to be more aware of the good things about people and focus my attention there. The benefits were endless and I felt things improve instantly.
So, after seeing how much better it was to move through the day like that, I am sure you understand why my new MO is “Stop focusing on the small things and start focusing on what really matters”. And, of course I want you to join me.
Don’t Waste Your Time on Nonsense
Life is short and our time is precious. The last thing we want to do is waste any of it on the small stuff that doesn’t help us feel like we want to feel and doesn’t help get us to where we want to be.
Do people say and do things they shouldn’t? Of course. Are some people rude and inconsiderate? Unfortunately. But, we don’t have to let other people’s bad behavior get in the way of our own peace of mind and happiness.
The reality is when you focus on the wrong things, you are more apt to overlook the good things and that will impact the way you feel and your mindset. Refuse to let that happen. There is just too much good out there waiting for you that you never want to miss out on.
The Possibility of Today:
1. Commit to not focusing on the “small” things. Decide today that you are no longer going to allow the small things to take up any space in your mind. Don’t burden yourself or your mind with the things that really don’t matter in the long run.
2. When small things come to mind, choose to focus on something different. If you notice something and it bothers you, a negative thought may pop into your mind. Allow it to rise to the surface, but just let it pass through your system. Don’t give it any more energy by vocalizing it or focusing on it. Just let it be and eventually it will just disappear.
3. Realize all the benefits. When you free your mind from the nonsense, the benefits you will notice are enormous. As soon as you move through one day successfully without allowing the “small things” to bog down your mind, you will notice how much better you feel and how everything just flows better. Try it today. It will be one of the best things you have ever done for yourself.