We tend to focus on what we want and need so much that sometimes we forget what we have. We spend so much time complaining and feeling like our blessings aren’t manifesting because we haven’t taken the time to truly appreciate what’s in front of us. The moment I developed an attitude of gratitude and stopped to admire what I had I felt very blessed, I felt content, and it was easier for me to get through the day. I can sit around and complain about being broke but instead I take notice that I am in a position to change that because I have two jobs. I can sit around and complain about where I want to be in life but instead I recognize that things will take time and I am walking on the right path to get there.
It’s true that we constantly focus on what we don’t have, it’s a habit by nature. Training your mind to only focus on the positive can be difficult but it’s not impossible. If someone gave you a pie with a piece missing and all you could focus on was the fact that it was missing, you would never get to enjoy the rest of it. Take a step back and look at the bigger picture, although you are missing that small piece you still are walking away with a lot more. Focusing on what you want is a sure way to success because it motivates you to get it; it only becomes a problem when you start to focus so much on those wants that you feel discouraged when you don’t get them fast enough. Give yourself a break, give yourself credit, give yourself time. As always, your journey is simply YOUR journey. Stop comparing where you are to where other people are, stop comparing what you have to what other people have. Be content with what’s on your plate and make room for whats to come. Practice patience, practice peace, don’t make excuses for reasons why you can’t focus on what you have. What are you grateful for? What do you appreciate about the things you already have?
“Don’t lose faith when you see others receive answers to their prayers. Don’t be envious of others testimony. If you haven’t received your own blessings, don’t despair. Say to yourself “My time is coming, and when it hits the surface of the earth, people shall yield in admiration.””
Recognize that it’s okay to be at a standstill, sometimes life calls for it. Sometimes you fall off for months, weeks days and that’s okay. Sometimes you tell yourself “I’ll start fresh Monday” and by the middle of the week you’ve already fallen back off. Life calls for a thousand restarts, and as frustrating as that can be you will be okay. Don’t beat yourself up over things you can’t control, trust in your journey. Remember, whatever you focus on increases. You focus on those needs they increase, if you focus your thoughts on things you don’t have you will soon find yourself concentrating on other things you don’t have and end up feeling worse.
Today, I challenge you to focus on what you do have. It’s Thursday so let’s wrap up this week on a good note.
Ways to focus on what you have:
- Count your blessings
- Stop comparing your life to others
- Make the most out of what you DO have
- Be content
Thanks for reading, Be Blessed & Stay Humble.
Also, check out my latest post on my first two self-published books “Behind the Books“.
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