How to Focus On the Right Things
I was focused wrong.
I was focusing on how bad I thought I was doing, and when I went to the gym to train, that negativity controlled my whole training. After I realized that, I started to get better at a lot of stuff. My instructor even told me that I had been so focused on what I was doing wrong that I didn't appreciate what I was doing right.
In life, we all go through a lot of things. People leave our lives, and things like that are hard because the pain doesn't seem fair. The pain seems to choose you. Sometimes, there is nothing you can do to protect yourself from pain. Your boss might fire you, or certain things will go wrong in your life.
No one can escape pain, but everyone can make the best of it.
Instead of channeling your focus toward negativity, focus on gratitude. We can't see everything that is going on—we're so focused on the pain that we can't see the strength. We're so focused on the loss that we ignore the gain. We're so focused on the loss brought on by someone leaving our life that we don't realize how much stronger we are for losing them.
Let me share a message with you—if you can learn to control your perspective, you can revamp your life in a positive direction. Your perspective is your power, and once you have control over your perspective, you can fix almost anything in your life. Don't get me wrong—I'm not saying you have to act as if certain negative situations don't exist because they don't personally benefit you. However, you need to understand that it's just as easy and far more productive to focus on positivity than negativity. We're all going through something, so let me ask you something. How can your situation help you to become stronger?
During your hardest times, you will build your strongest faith.
If it wasn't for your hard times and struggle, you would not be who you are today. If it wasn't for the pain you're going through now, you'll never have the chance to become the person you deserve to be tomorrow. Trust me—I've been through it. There have been times in my life that I stayed focused on everything that was going wrong and ignored all the blessings arriving at my doorstep each day. There have been times that I didn't control my perspective, and suffered for it.
I have learned my lesson, and hope that my experience can benefit everyone reading this. More often than not, our greatest losses become our greatest strengths. Sometimes, it takes hitting rock bottom to change our lives, and sometimes it takes losing everyone we think we need in our lives just to show us that our life is better off without certain people.
Stay motivated, and control your perspective.
It all starts with you.