- George Lucas
I'm a big fan of focusing on what you DO want to happen, as opposed to what you DON'T want to happen.
Have you ever tried to lose weight by making a list of what NOT to eat?
If you're constantly telling yourself "Don't eat brownies" or "Don't grab that slice of pizza", all you do is think about brownies and pizza ALL. DAY. LONG.
So then it's just you against your will power, which is never a good recipe for success.
I learned how to surf in Hawaii almost 9 years ago. When I started out, I would catch a wave, get to my feet, look down at the water and see... the reef. And it would freak me out.
Immediately, I would start to think, "Don't fall! Don't fall! Don't fall!"
What do you think happened?
Yep. I dug a rail and wiped out! Every time.
What if we changed our thinking to focus on what we CAN do rather than obsessing over what we can't or shouldn't do?
While dieting, we would probably be thinking of healthy foods we like that we can eat, or new recipes to try, or even how eating fresh, clean food makes us feel great!
While surfing, I learned to look ahead to where I actually wanted to go, as opposed to looking down at where I didn't want to end up.
Right now, you're hearing a lot of "don'ts" related to the pandemic the world is facing:
If the input to your most precious resource - your own mind - is constantly negative and based in fear, the effects of that reality will take you to places you don't want to go.
But... what if you made a conscious decision to direct your focus toward something different - something better? In other words,
What would happen if, instead of focusing on the negativity swirling around, we took a second to think about what we CAN do or WANT to accomplish right now, and then got to work?
Think of 2-3 things that you want to accomplish by April 30th - just one month from now. For example:
If you'll accept this challenge and focus on positive, forward progress, I promise that's what your reality will become!
And if - while the world is talking about things such as quarantine, shortages of hospital beds, and the growing number of new cases - YOU choose to focus on perpetuating positivity, finding faith, and giving gratitude... imagine the inspiration you will become and what an absolute LEGACY you will leave for those around you and for future generations.
The world needs YOU to show up as the leader you are. And we need you now.
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