"All of the joys and appetites are located in the imagination. IF we keep our IMAGINATION focused on the OBJECTIVE, we have power. IF we concentrate on the OBSTACLE, we have discouragement. In one case we have motive and ambition, in the other, despair."
Starting a new venture is exciting. It brings a multitude of potential reward and risk. So here is something to consider:
What you focus on you FIND.
What you focus on SEEMS REAL
What you focus on GROWS
What you continually focus on BECOMES REAL
Choosing very carefully what I focus on has changed everything in my perspective, thoughts, actions and outcomes. And what SEEMS REAL, BECOMES REAL, hope turns to faith, faith becomes conviction. If you focus on the right things.
I recently read this quote: “All of the joys and appetites are located in the imagination. IF we keep our IMAGINATION focused on the OBJECTIVE, we have power. IF we concentrate on the OBSTACLE, we have discouragement. In one case we have motive and ambition, in the other, despair.” I paused for a moment and had to re-read. But as I let the words sink in, the truth became more obvious. Our imagination reflects our deepest experiences and incorporate emotional messages to those memories. When we recall what it took to achieve something and actually succeed we understand the power that is truly within us. When we experience discouragement, defeat, unfulfilled expectations, then we incorporate a negative attitude. We lower our expectations.
Pay attention to your EMOTIONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM. It confirms who you are in alignment with and attracting good things or out of alignment and attracting bad things.
The beauty though is that we can control our Emotional Guidance System. Be sure to have a worthy ideal that you are pursuing that is clearly defined and definitive. Have written goals, speak positively, focus on objectives, surround yourself with like minded people. We tend to surround ourselves with people who believe like we believe. We become like the five people who are closest to us. Are those five people really going to help? Probably not. I believe that people are starved for success, starved for positive affirmations and starved to have an influence in the lives of other people. Part of our natural desire is that we want to help others and find “significance” in our lives. Pay attention to your EMOTIONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM. You can control the direction in your life.