What you choose to place the most emphasis on will directly affect your outlook on all things regarding life.
Why do I say this?
Because it’s true.
*I’m also saying this because I read it in a book by the “Wolf of Wall Street” and I noticed how much sense it made logically.
Think about it. Life can be a drag. Life can be/is the most challenging thing you will likely ever have to deal with while you’re living(that’s kind of a joke, but, it’s meant to be funny).
Out of all the things that you decide to focus on in a single day, have you ever been the individual who decided to focus on the single worst thing that happened? If so, did you realize how that set the rest of your day up to go? You were likely pissed off (and looked pissed) because of something that is infinitesimal compared to the group of other things that can happen.
Think about it on the flip side as well. Have you noticed how great you feel when you focus on the good things that have happened in a day rather than focusing on the seemingly bad things that have happened?
Do you see how that works?
After reading about this and noticing how accurate it was in describing the way situations affect me and my daily outlook a question came to mind. Why don’t I just always focus on the good? Why even pay attention to the bad things that happen?
Well, the answer that I came up with is that it’s normal (and necessary) to pay attention to the bad. We need to learn from those mishaps (no matter how uncomfortable it may be).
That’s where the growth comes in. When you are able to learn from your mistakes.
Just don’t allow those same mistakes to be your complete focus. You have much more going on for you than that.
Think of the bad as outliers(we tend to focus on the outliers)