Did you ever notice that what we focus on tends to lead us in that direction? I noticed this the other day at my kid’s soccer game. I was sitting on the sideline as my son strapped on his shin guards. He was hopeful he might finally score a goal as we had gone winless and goal less for the past 4 games. I could see the excitement in his eyes as he talked to his friends. They all looked exited and happy to play.
Then one of the parents started talking to his son. He told his son and the other kids in earshot that they were playing the best team in the league and though they couldn’t expect to win, let’s just hope it’s not a blowout. The kids that were once excited now dragged themselves on the field preparing to be beat. In that single moment the focus when from winning to how much we would lose by.
Turns out, we did win the game by default because the other team didn’t have enough players due to the flu. The kids ended up all playing a scrimmage game and enjoying the fall weather. I couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened if that parent had talked about winning and doing your best. What we focus on does affect the outcome.
And if we focus on losing as opposed to winning, or unhappy as opposed to happy what might your outcome be?
What we focus upon is what we attract. Remember…happiness is an inside job!
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