My daughter recently learned to drive. At the beginning of our adventure, she had a bit of a problem with staying within the lines, especially when she is trying to look for street signs. I remember the same problem when riding bikes with her when she was younger. Whenever she wanted to talk, she’d turn her head and of course the bike would follow!
Law of focus
Forget the law of attraction, we all know that what you focus on is what you will most likely get. Know where you want to go and then focus on the destination. Instead of staring at the obstacles, focus on what you want to happen and see how much easier life will line up.
“You go where you look” applies to practically any activity or sport that involves steering. Whether you are driving, downhill skiing, or biking, if you spend too long looking at a tree, you are likely to wind up face to face with it. It also applies to practically any other endeavor from business to parenting, dieting and decluttering your home!
Put on your blinders
Refuse to play the what-if game and start building your stamina to stay on course. I can easily slip into questioning my abilities to handle everything from my business to raising my boys, but this distraction does nothing to advance my progress. Put the blinders on and ignore the distractions.
Watch out for negativity traps
Losing an account could throw me into a tailspin, but I have to consciously not allow myself to wallow in the negativity. A small setback could keep me locked and shackled to the past so it is important to stay focused. Rewrite your goals, talk to a mentor or simply start moving in the right direction again.
Assume the Positive
Act as if you always receive what you need and want. That little step can go a long way in creating positive outcomes. Ask for and expect cooperation. On the flip side if you assume there will be obstacles, closed doors and no answers, you will be less inclined to make a move and will practically guarantee a negative answer.
Create your own luck
Sure I bought a lottery ticket when the winnings were outrageous but I do not pin my hopes on lucky draws. If you want something to happen, you need to get out there and create your own luck. If this step isn’t clear, understand that hard work equals luck. Action is the key, not wishing and waiting.
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