It's really a very simple statement but, at the same time, a very POWERFUL one! If you haven't done so yet, take a moment and take a listen - you'll be glad you did.
"Stop focusing on what isn't and start focusing on what is." - Mike Spillman
Too many times, too many people spend too much time focusing on what isn't. Think about it.
Yes, while I encourage you to have goals and plans for your future - a BETTER future - we need to make sure that we don't do so to the expense of missing what is around us every day. It's easy to focus so much attention on what hasn't become reality yet that we fail to notice what we DO have right now.
Hey, as a parent of three adult children, I especially want to encourage not to be aware of and appreciative of those precious children that are around you each and every day while they are still at home. Time goes by quickly!
I saw a graphic on a social media page the other day that read something along the lines of, "Focus on your BLESSINGS more than you do your BURDENS."
You've also likely heard the old saying that "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." Again, it's the idea of wanting and/or focusing on what we DON'T have instead of being aware (and appreciative) of what we DO have.
Don't focus on the bad - focus on the good.
Don't focus on the negative - focus on the positive.
Don't focus on what is wrong with your job - focus (and be thankful) for what is right about your job.
Don't focus on what is wrong with your family - focus on what is right.
Don't focus on what is wrong with your spouse - focus on what is right.
Don't focus on what isn't - focus on what is.
And live life in the NOW, not the LATER. Truth is, you CAN'T live it in the "later" for TODAY is all that you have at your disposal.
Again, if you haven't done so yet, you need to listen to the podcast on today's topic. Just click one of the links at the bottom of this article to do so. There is SO MUCH MORE information and additional thoughts that I share with you there that is not found in this article.
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