do you focus your mind most of the time? Is it
easier for you to focus on your fears or on your wants and
desires and hopes--thinking of them as possibilities all
the time? Most of us tend to focus on what we don't
have, and our desire not to lack that something anymore,
rather than on where we want to be in life. Our
potential and the possibilities in our lives tend to scare
us, for when we pursue our potential, aren't we risking
it or not, we never will reach our full potential until
we're able to pursue it without the fear of failure or
loss to sabotage our efforts. It takes a lot of
effort and trust to reach a point at which we can go after
what is still possible without keeping our minds on
failures or setbacks of the past. But they're in the
past, not in our current efforts--unless we bring them
there with our minds.
fears are simply feelings caused by negative experiences
in the past, and our minds' tendency to hold on to those
and worry that they'll happen again, but only worse.
If we're ever going to reach our potential in any area of
our lives, then we must trust that life will take care of
us as we strive to reach it. Thinking of our fears
and frustrations can lead only to the self-fulfilling
prophecy of further unfulfilled potential.
not what we've done--or not done--in the past that
matters. It's where we focus our thoughts and
attention right now that truly matters as we strive to fulfill the
amazing potential that we have on this planet.