Focus on the Opportunity; not the Obstacle

Over the years, I have noticed that most people including me tend to spend too much energy on the hurdles, obstacles or problems and less so on the opportunities. This tendency usually leads us to getting worn out and not getting to build on the opportunity.

Research studies claim that it is our human tendency to focus on negative situations rather than positive ones. We tend to talk more about what goes wrong in our life than what goes right in our life. This is a product of ou Egoic Mind that desperately needs a good story to hang its hat on.

Imagine that you start the day with 100 cycles of energy. If you were to plan the expenditure of energy judiciously, would we expend most of it on obstacles or hurdles or conserve enough of the energy to tackle the real opportunities that are present before us? In most cases, we unwittingly devote most of our energies to the problem areas in our life and have very little left over to take advantage of the many breaks that appear from time to time.

As Napoleon Hill said, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.”

What happens if your mind is too consumed in the adversity or the failure or the heartache?

It will miss the seed of equal or greater benefit.

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