It’s completely normal to feel lost and unbalanced every now and then – especially when we have too much on our minds. Most of the time, we become so consumed with our thoughts, that we lose sight of (and forget to focus on) what is actually important to us. I know I’ve made that mistake one too many times. But life is about lessons, right? If we are not learning something every day, then what are we doing with our time?
Like anything in life, we need to redirect our thoughts into the light – especially when it comes to studying. Focusing on the negative things in life will never generate any positivity. For example, focusing on the fact that your exam is going to be difficult will not make it any easier. Instead, you should try to focus on getting through the work so that you are well prepared for the exam.
Browsing through some inspirational stories for this blog post, I came across one story where a coach was able to motivate his team to win a game by encouraging them to change their focus:
“If you were to place two planks across the floor and ask 10 of your friends to walk over to the other side of the room, it would be easy, because their focus would be on walking to get to the other side. But if you put those same two planks 10 stories high between two buildings, only a few would make it, because the focus would be on falling.”
That story is a clear example of the phrase “focus is everything”! We need to imagine the light, and think about how that desired outcome will feel. Once we are able to do that, we can summon that feeling into the moment and focus on it. This might just create the reality that we all seek.
We need to create healthy thought-processes for ourselves, because focusing our attention on a problem will only amplify it.
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