Every moment of every day there are three key decisions that determine the outcome of our lives. This incredible insight came at the end of Tony Robbins's book Money, Master The Game.
Decisions NOT conditions, determine our destiny. There are 3 DECISIONS we’re all making every moment of our lives. In fact, you’re making the first right now: WHAT AM I GOING TO FOCUS ON?
What we CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON affects our whole life. Whatever we focus on, we FEEL— whether it's true or not. If right now you're focused on, “The economy is going down, it’s terrible!” you’ll FEEL terrible about your economics and your actions in that area will be made in fear.
But what if we shift FOCUS? What if we said: Everybody's scared & freaking out! It's a perfect time for us to take a different approach because, as Warren Buffett teaches, don’t panic when others get scared by headlines. If we have the courage to ignore the "prophets of doom," the best opportunities come in times of maximum pessimism.
If we focused on that advantage, we’d feel very differently, wouldn’t we? See, FOCUS = FEELING.
And soon as we FOCUS on something we GIVE IT A MEANING. Is this the end or the beginning? Is this a blessing or a curse? Whichever meaning we decide controls what we FEEL, and out of our feelings come all of our ACTIONS. So we gotta decide 1What to FOCUS ON, 2What it MEANS & 3What we’re gonna DO about it.
We're living in unique times where the volume of fear & anxiety is turned up. If we don’t think critically for ourselves, we’re letting someone else dictate our focus. We can’t forget that WE’RE IN CHARGE of what to FOCUS on AND what it MEANS AND what we should do.
Turn on the TV— Is it good news about all the magnificent & miraculous things humans are doing today? I wish! But we’re fed headlines that jolt us to get our precious attention. And they’re competing with the screen in our pocket, social media, texts, & alerts every moment of the day.
My mentor Jim Rohn taught me, “EVERY DAY, STAND GUARD AT THE DOOR OF YOUR MIND.” You alone decide what thoughts & beliefs you let into your life! What we focus on shapes whether we feel frustrated & angry or excited & grateful, cursed or blessed.
In these times we need to remember to STAND GUARD. If we don't discipline our fears & control our focus, the world will gladly do it for us. YOU DECIDE.