What Are You Focused On?
As we head into the fall and winter months, it is going to become harder to maintain our mental resilience.
The cold weather will make you want to stay inside. It will make you want to not workout. It will make you want to stay in bed and keep your mind focused on all of the problems that exist instead of the opportunities which continue to reveal themselves.
Eric Thomas is a speaker I have enjoyed following for years, and something he said one day really connected with me. He said “I want you to think about what you’re thinking about when your effort is low.”.
Ask yourself, what are you thinking about when your effort is low? What are you focused on?
In this video I provide an example of how you can shift your mindset using a pen and paper to put into perspective where your thought patterns may lie.
On the left, write down “Memories of The Past”.
On the right, write down “Vision for The Future”.
Now fill it in.
What are you focused on?
Are you focused on memories of the past? The struggles, the frustration, the chaos… all of the difficulties that have set you back?
Or are you focused on a vision for the future? How will the new skills that you are being forced to develop play out in your new role? What new business campaigns or strategies open you up to a new market you otherwise wouldn’t have tapped into?
Ask yourself, what do you want your story to be?
As you head into these fall and winter months, start to think about what you’re thinking about. How can you take something as simple as a pen and paper out to write down your thoughts and create a simple checklist for your vision for the future.
Focusing on small things can make a big difference.
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