Monday, January 25, 2010

WHERE IS YOUR FOCUS?

“It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” ~ Dale Carnegie

My pastor, Steve Dixon, told us about a ski instructor who advised that when you are skiing to focus on where you want to go, not the obstruction in your path. For instance, if there are two trees in front of you with room to go between them, then focus on that space, NOT the trees. Why? Your brain will take you to the place of your focus. And in this case it will take you to a place you do not want to go—kissing a tree.

I know a person whose mind is fixated on revenge. This person’s quality of life is on steady decline and the poor soul is losing everything in an effort to “get even.” This mind-set is eating at this person’s sanity.

There is a proverb that says, “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

What thoughts fill your mind? Are they focused on the obstructions in your path? Are they taking you where you want to go? If not, retrain it to think on good things. Good things about life, people, hope, dreams, and of course, yourself.

This may be an exercise in faith. But as you know, exercise produces healthy bodies and in this case, a healthy mind and a happy life.

No comments: