Too focused on what's wrong?

Feb 10 - Too focused on what's wrong? Are a lot of little things happening now that were not as you expected, planned or hoped? Are unexpected things occurring that are causing you distraction and dissatisfaction? Are you finding yourself more focused on what is going wrong than what is going right? It is very easy to allow life's disruptions to get the best of us personally and professionally, which inadvertently steers our thinking to focus entirely on them to be fixed, addressed or resolved. The key is to know what really needs your attention and what just needs to be left alone to work out in its own time.  Time and space can be your allies in allowing you to put your energy towards what is going right.


Take an MM&I Moment to reawaken yourself to what is going right versus what is all wrong. Get a sheet of paper and create two columns. On the left: 1) List the things that you view as having gone wrong or have been working against what you have been trying to accomplish. 2) List what has been distracting you lately or consuming your time and leading to your own frustration instead of fulfillment. Which of these annoyances are you allowing yourself to be consumed by and, therefore, are affecting you because you have made them a bigger deal in your mind than they actually are in real life? Which of these things need some time in order to see what is actually going to happen versus what you are imagining might happen? Which of these things have truly thrown a wrench into your plans, and if so, what are your options to shift versus trying to fix? Use the column to the right to list positive options and things you have within your control to do. Also note if that particular issue simply needs to be allowed to be put on the back burner or you can allow some time to pass to focus on other things. Instead of being consumed by what is wrong, be empowered by the reality that part of living your life is through embracing the unexpected with vigor and an unwavering focus on your purpose and what you can do versus what you can’t.  


Wide Awake Quote of the Week

"To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect." - Oscar Wilde


Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,