It has been my experience that the world’s most miserable people are the ones who are continuously focused on a knock in their motor. They wake up everyday and think, “I wonder what will be wrong with me today.” I had watched a movie a while back about this guy who always thought something was wrong with himself. He had a son that he didn’t know about until the boy was about 8 years old, who had the same negative focus. When the man was talking to the boy about diseases, he mentioned hypochondria, which is the belief that you are sick even when you are not. The boy slowly turned his head to the man and said, “Oh man, I have that one too!”
None of us is going to live forever on this earth. The key, though, is to actually live while you are alive. Sickness happens, focus on getting well. Accidents happen, focus on overcoming. No matter what it is that you face, there is a choice in the middle of it. You can choose to keep your focus on the real and imagined negatives, or you can focus on the real and imagined good.
I think about what it must have been like for people like Anne Frank, who couldn’t go outside and she knew that the Nazi’s were trying to find everyone like her and kill them. She still woke up every day and focused on the joy of being alive instead of the knocks of fear. Some of her joy may have been imagined, but much of the fear and dread we have today is definitely imagined.
Focus on the good that you have in your life today!
To Your Success,
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.