Nicky's Nuggets to Real Life Stress
The power of focus only happens when your desire is an obsession. Where does that kind of desire come from? The belief that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired and are ready to have a different outcome in life. Does it mean that it will happen overnight? Absolutely not. Does it mean that all of the other times you were sick and tired, found a resource, had hope, then it was a let down will happen again? Maybe, but does it mean that you should stop and settle for the pain that you've been experiencing? NO
The power of focus that I am talking about comes with persistence and when you are truly, truly ready to see things from a different perspective then you are ready to obsess on that desire. You see desire comes from either so much pain that you do not ever want to go through that again or from it feeling so good that you want to do it again.
My niece used to make us sing "Happy Birthday" twice. We got so used to her proclaiming "do it again" that now that she is older we say "do it again" and sing twice. It felt so good to sing it again because we brought joy to her, to the birthday person, and to ourselves. So that's the power of focus. It changes the course permanently.
Take money for instance. If you went through a period of time where you had no income, no real way to pay your bills, yet you survived, but you aren't where you want to be yet, then you will make different spending choices and re-prioritize. Perhaps the pain of being in that place is not something that you want to repeat again and so you then have obsessive desire to feel more prepared. Another example is that you lost your home in a natural disaster, while insurance shopping you make sure that you are covered to live elsewhere financially. These are the things that cause pain strong enough to reset your desires and priorities.
From all of these financial hardships you then become an expert in credit reporting, money and debt management, cash lifestyle, paying credit cards in full each and every month, etc. Your desire to help others not go through what you went through turns into a profitable passion. These are the types of obsessive desires I am talking about. The type that not only changes you, but others in the world too.
This is exactly what happened to me. I am on a mission to learn everything that I can about living in a prosperity mindset instead of a poverty mindset. The School of Hard Knocks has laid a few lessons on my journey and for that I am eternally grateful and blessed.
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