Douglas Vermeeren – Focus on what we can Influence.
What we focus on is what we see. When it comes to creating our ideal life or even an improved life focus is the key to making things better. What we focus on we can improve. Or in the language of the Personal Power Mastery training “What you own you can change.” Your focus determines you feeling and if you chose to focus on things you cannot change all you will create is frustration.
This is not a call to ignore difficult things that need to be dealt with. There is a difference awareness, being responsible and dealing with negative challenges and focus. Focus is where we direct our attention and put our mental resources.
Often those who experience consistent negative results experience this because their constant focus is on things they have no control over. When our sense of well beings is based on situations, people or things that we have no power over we are destined to become let down. When we have expectations of outcomes that do not or cannot happen we are let down and frustrated.
Proactive, success people recognize that their focus and efforts should primarily rest on things they can change and as a result the things they cannot change do change. Even if it is just in the matte rod how they are perceived. Changing focus actually changes everything.
Think of it like trying to move a mountain. If you are standing up agains the mountain and trying to push it to move. It is something you cannot influence and no matter how much you push at the base of the mountain it will never move. Yet if you focus on what you can influence like for example hiring the construction crew to start removing rocks, in time you can even move the mountain. I believe this is in part what is meant when it is talked about having the faith to move mountains.