“I focus on what’s possible, not what isn’t”
Every morning I open my affirmation app, and am greeted with a new, positive, encouraging thought to start the day. Sometimes they fill me with light, sometimes I feel inspired, and sometimes I shrug them off. (Hey, not everything is going to be a moment of deep revelation)
But the one above has come up recently for me the past few days, and the first time or two I sort of shrugged it off, in the way you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or just downright pessimistic.
But it kept showing up.
The more I saw it, the more it began to resonate. I began to smile and nod my head and think “you know, that’s not such bad advice.”
Focus on what is possible, and not what isn’t.
Focus on the positive, not the negative.
It’s all the same basic theory and to me it boils down to one simple idea:
You attract what you focus on and that sets the tone for your mood, your outlook, and your life. If all you’re doing is focusing on the things you aren’t achieving, aren’t doing, aren’t feeling, with no plan in place to actively change those things, then that’s exactly what you’ll get.
Learning to change your mindset to one that acknowledges the problems, while focusing on the solutions, isn’t easy. But it is possible.
Let me repeat that.
It isn’t about ignoring the problems, it’s about choosing to focus on the solutions.
When we choose to focus on the solutions (the positive) instead of the problem (the negative) we make a concerted shift in our mindset. One that allows us to feel hopeful and empowered, instead of like the victim of circumstance. And that’s a very powerful shift.
What’s something that’s been weighing you down? Comment below and one-on-one, right here, right now, we’ll work out a plan to get you moving towards a solution. You’ve got this.