I think it is important to remember to focus on our goals and what we want to accomplish each and every day. The more we focus on something the better we get at it. Our CONSISTENT actions don’t just express our priorities-they also expose our FOCUS.
If we want to be incredible at something, it is necessary that we intensify our focus on it. When we made our goals, we decided to commit to WHAT we wanted to focus on, because we believed it would serve a particular purpose in our lives, optimizing our lives in some ways that WE wanted. Is is time to recommit? Is it time to refocus?
I think it is important for us to remember to always focus on that which we want instead of that which we don’t want. If we choose to focus on and think about the good, positive, helpful, fulfilling, beautiful, and wonderful things we want in our lives, pretty soon that will completely fill and consistently occupy our minds. It will become all we can think about, talk about, and all that we will work towards accomplishing. We will focus on these things so much and so often, that thinking about the bad, dis-empowering, negative, unhelpful, useless, ineffective, anxiety-producing, fear-producing things, will be impossible. We just won’t have the time or energy for it! That which we don’t focus on anymore will simply fall away due to our lack of attention which used to energize and perpetuate it.
I LOVE what Dr. Joe Dispenza teaches in his Ted Talk. A REPEATED thought recruits neurons from other thoughts, in order to continue to exist. After consistent, repeated thinking patterns are practiced for long enough, the old thoughts, along with the actual physical trunks of neurons that empowered those thoughts, grow weaker. ALL of the neurons are recruited elsewhere, and the old thought patterns, old characteristics, old beliefs, old habits, and old personality traits, all disappear, giving way to the NEW ones. The thoughts that are neglected and malnourished then weaken and disappear.
WE CAN LITERALLY RECREATE ANY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES THROUGH INTENSE FOCUS, REPETITIVE THOUGHT PATTERNS, AND CONSISTENT PRACTICE.
WHERE ATTENTION GOES.
To create and manifest the life we want and deserve, consistent focus is REQUIRED. We can choose to focus ONLY on what we DO WANT in our lives. What we repeatedly think about and focus upon, is usually what tends to keep showing up in our lives. For how long should we focus ONLY on what we WANT? For as long as it takes.
Earl Nightingale offers an incredibly useful idea: keep the main goal we have on a card we carry around with us every day, reading it OFTEN throughout each day, reprogramming our subconscious mind through repetition to constantly refocus on what we want to keep working towards.
Today I will be mindful. I will reflect upon where I am consistently putting the majority of my thoughts, focus, and energy. I will do this throughout my entire day, even if I need to set an hourly reminder on my phone, or an alarm. Is what I am thinking about and focusing on going to help me accomplish my goals and create the exact life I want?
Every day I will strive to be the best version of myself I can possibly be.
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Remember: Mindset matters. Character counts. That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives. WE CREATE our realities.