Nov 25 - Are you too focused to see? Are you so driven to accomplish something that you may not be able to see opportunities, options and resources that could get you there faster? Are you so set on a course of action, that you could be blind-sided by an unexpected development or unconsidered variable? Focus is important in any endeavor you undertake. But don't allow your focus to cause you to be narrow-minded or single-minded which could result in making poor decisions. When your focus causes you not to see viable possibilities for greater success, it is time to look at the entire situation from a different perspective.
Take an MM&I Moment to awaken your awareness of whether you are too focused. Have ideas and suggestions been provided to you that you quickly dismissed as invalid without exploring and considering their merit? Have resources and options been made available to you that you did not leverage because you felt you didn't have time to bring them up to speed or felt it would be too much of a distraction from what you were trying to do? Working smarter, not harder, is key to any successful endeavor. If your focus is enslaving you, then it is not serving you. Open your lens to possibilities beyond what you have imagined before. Re-examine from a perspective of there being more than one way to accomplish your desired result. When you allow opportunities to flourish, you allow possibilities to ignite an even better future.
Wide Awake Quote of the Week
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain
Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,
P.S. On this week of Thanksgiving, another way to open your lens to possibilities is to start with taking nothing for granted. Be grateful. Express your gratitude. Be kind. Express your kindness. Be thoughtful. Express your thoughts. Leave no words of appreciation unspoken.