by Roni Yuzirman
"You are what you focus on", that's what Joe Vitale meant in his book "The Attractor Factor". Your focus will become reality. The problem, what are we focusing at? Is it to a negative topic, or positive. Our subconsciousness sometimes tend to focus to negative things/ideas.
If we focus to a negative thing, it will become a reality. We often did this unintentionally. It's either our nature, or influenced by our environment. An example: You are having problems starting your own business. You reasoned that this is because most of your time are already taken by your full-time office job.
What will happen is your business will never take off, because you're focusing on a REASON which is stopping you from moving forward.
When we're focusing on problem, instead of the solution, what will happen is the problem will add up. Focus to the reason, and the barrier will increase. Focus to our weakness, and we'll become weaker. That's the power of thought.
The problem (or advantage) of our subconsciousness is that it's not able to differentiate between negative & positive things. To it, everything is positive. If you don't believe it, try this: I want you NOT to imagine an elephant.
What will happen? You will still think about an elephant anyway.
So we'll need to do the reverse. Focus to the positive things instead, and it shall be. When we're focusing on becoming rich, we will be. If we're focusing on living healthily, we will be. When we focus on loving, we will be loved. When we focus on giving, we will be receiving. Therefore we shall commit our focus to the positives : wealth, health, happiness, and so on.
Unfortunately, there's one more obstacle - our environment. It tend to drive us to focus negatively. Starting from news on the media, TV, radio. How many positive news are we seeing daily? You can bet that the negative ones far outweigh the positive. So we'll need to leave those.
Some of our friends also tend to be very negative. They're only complaining, gossiping, while doing nothing about it. We'll need to leave these people, and find new friends which will help our quest for success. Those who are positive, productive, and support each other.
I have been pulled to these negative focus myself many times without me realizing it. When this happened, one after another will continue to pop up. After a while, it will start to affect us physically. Our body will feel weak and tired, while we're doing nothing. Too long, and it may fell ill.
When this happened, I usually realized something is wrong, and started to focus on positive things to do. My mind soon becomes clear, and I feel energized again to start doing what I should be doing.
So come on, let's focus positively. Befriend positive people. Read, hear, see things positively. Change the negative into positive. Read books which discusses opportunities, innovation, inspiration, and drives us to the solution. The glass is half full, and there's so much we can do about it.