Thursday, April 13, 2017

Your Focus Determines Your Reality

                                        "When things feel like they're not working out,
                                                   focus on what is working right."
                                                          - Karen Salmansohn

Do you feel like the world is out of control?

Do you feel like everywhere you look there is always something to make you upset, worried and anxious?

Are a lot of the people around you always complaining, gossiping, arguing and talking about what is wrong and what isn't working?

What is wrong in this world is always available .....but so is what is right and what is working in this world.

It comes down to what you decide to focus on at the moment. What is wrong or what is right.

I also feel worried about all the things going on in the world right now. But at the same time, if I allow it consume me, I will feel like my life is out of control all the time and that there is nothing I can do to change it. Not a good way to live.

So what can we do on a daily base to feel better about everything..... including ourselves?

First we can start with what we choose to focus on most of them time.
This is something that is under your control.

Do we need to constantly watch the news? No we don't. You can choose to disconnect from the news. Do we need to hang out with negative friends, family-members and co-workers that are always complaining, griping and looking for reasons to remain unhappy? No we don't.

Here are three things that you can control

1. What you decide to focus on most of the time.
Learn to focus on what you can control in your life instead of what you can't. You can't control what is going on in the world. You can't control other people and what they say. But what you can control is how you react. You can also control who you spend your time with, and what you spend your time doing. Are you taking any type of action or do you remain on the couch?
Choose to focus most of you time on positive things, and what is working right now.

2. Focus on what you already have in your life.
A lot of people are constantly focusing on what is missing and what they don't have. And only when they get IT, only then will they be happy.
Be grateful for what you do have and what is already working in your life. By shifting your focus..... more things to be grateful for will eventually show up in your life.

3. Start to focus more on the present and the future.
Most people live their lives stuck in the past. We must learn from our past, but we should never live there. He/she did this to me! My parents neglected me or abused me! My teachers didn't care!
You have no control over the past. What is done..... is done.
Learn to move on.

Ask Yourself.....

What can I control?
What is possible for me?
What is in the future?
What can I do today to make things happen?

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

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