There is a great quote that reads like this: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Think about this for a moment. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
What does this even mean?
It means that it is not our outer circumstance that shapes the way we think, feel, act and ultimately live, though it is our perception of these outer circumstances and the lens which we filter them through.
In the Culture of More, we get stuck in a place of dissatisfaction, as soon as one goal is reached we are immediately onto the next one without taking time to celebrate what just took place.
If your focus is always coming from a place of “I need this and then life will be perfect”, the proverbial carrot on the stick will always be just a few inches further.
When we take the time to place our focus on what we do have, what we do have will begin to expand. When we look at situations that may be perceived as misfortune, we can also look at them and appreciate the gifts, lessons and messages that live beneath them.
“But if I’m just focusing on what I do have right now, I’ll never reach my goals!”
What if it were the opposite? What if focusing on what you are fortunate enough to have right now just made you a magnet to create more good things in your life?
Regardless of what the day brings today, take just a few moments here and there to appreciate something that maybe you’ve gotten “used to” over the years. This could be someone in your family, your house, your vehicle, the clothes in your closet, the fact that we can breathe clean oxygen and drink clean water, the food in your fridge. Anything.
Because when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.