Today we are talking about changing your focus, changing your mind set and how it’s going to change your life. Are you a negative person? Are you that type of person that finds everything around you negative?
Or are you the type of person that finds everything around you positive? Let’s do an exercise. I want you to look around the room at everything. Look around at everything that is brown. Now close your eyes and tell me everything that is red in the room. Exactly. Not too many things because you were so focused on the brown. This is an exercise someone taught me about a year ago which came from this book called The Happiness Advantage.
When you buy a new car, don’t you see ten times the amount of these cars on the road? All of a sudden, you think they just popped up? No. It was because your mind was focused on that car. So now you are looking for that car. It is no different if your mind is always focused on the negative. Looking at people trying to screw you over, trying to be one up on you. If that is all your mind is focused on, then that is all you are going to see. You will live a life of skepticism. You will live a life of always believing someone is going to do you wrong. You will never find good in any situation, whether you perceive it as good or bad. You have to live a life where everything is a potential opportunity. Good things, bad things are all potential learning opportunities and perhaps something that could benefit me later. That is what you will see. That is what you will focus on. The truth of this is that we need other people to promote and benefit from us. If you are a business owner like myself, you work with a team. No one wants to work with a negative Nancy. No one wants a negative person leading them. So I say, change your focus. That will change your life. It’s a simple formula, but not an easy thing to do. You can change it, just like that!