So. How’s your focus? And how does that make you feel? If someone would have asked me that a few years ago, I would have answered, “Crappy and crappy,” and then thrown in a pile of negativity on top!
I felt like I was fumbling around in a fog most of the time. I was proficient at procrastination. I would start a project or a chore and my focus would shift away to something else, leaving my brain, my body, and my surroundings in wrack and ruin. I could do what I had to do – but the rest of my life was adrift. And you know what? I was given permission by the world to be that way – “Oh, you’ve got ADD.” “You have social anxiety disorder.” “You’ve got chemo-brain, it’s ok.” I used to think that a good excuse is a valuable thing.
You want to know how I overcame those excuses? I learned that I have to be before I can do, and I can only do to the extent that I am, and what I am depends on my thoughts. The writer of the Proverbs was correct, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Prov 23:7) BAM! Truth bomb right there!
I overcame fuzzy focus by NOT repeatedly telling myself I had ADD, that people scare me, and I have chemo-brain. Stop the negative and substitute the positive! I knew what I had lost over the past number of years by that kind of thinking, and could not even begin to find my way out of the fog. But, if I changed how I thought, what did I have to gain? If the reward is elimination of procrastination, I could do a simple thing like repeating a phrase 25 times a day. If the reward is to stop being afraid of people, I can make a simple switch in what I say to myself. If I wanted to stop drifting in my life, and find a purpose, I can work with my personal guide to find and acheive that purpose! And so that’s what I did. Yay!
So what’s fuzzy in your life? What is suffering because of a lack of focus – relationships with your spouse and children? Is your business suffering? Have your friendships drifted away? Is your physical, mental and spiritual life in chaos? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Then join us in September on the journey to a new and different you. Leave me your best email and I’ll notify you when the next MasterKey Experience scholarships open – because you can’t buy the new you – it’s offered by scholarship only!
When I changed the way I looked at things, the things I looked at changed!