Focus On What Is Right

focus on what is rightThe surest way to shift your mindset is to practice gratitude in whatever moment you may find yourself. It is always easiest for us to focus on what is wrong but before getting to gratitude you must focus on what is right.

It is just human nature naturally to look at the negative side of things. Why is that? I really can’t tell you. There is the brown blade of grass theory, which more or less says if we look out at a perfect green lawn and see one brown blade of grass; it will be that one blade that we focus on. After that, we will see the lawn as flawed or imperfect and not consider anything else.

So today, I challenge you to look for everything that is right in your life and start from there. See what is truly good and then be thankful for that.

If you are frustrated with your partner, then focus on all the good they do and the good things they bring to your life. Focus on what is right with your relationship and only focus on that and see how that alone can change the dynamic of things.

If your job is bringing you down then focus on what is right. Sure, it might not be perfect and you may want to do other things but focus on the upsides instead of the downsides. Be grateful that you even have a job.

Most importantly, if you are frustrated with yourself… focus on what you are doing that is positive and right and stop beating yourself up. None of us are hardly ever where we really want to be in life… not rich enough, not at the weight we want to be, not in the relationship we may want, or maybe even the opposite… Focus on what it right and understand that where you currently are does not determine where you can go; it only determines from where you start.

As an life coach and entrepreneur working to build not only one but two business now, trust me, there are 1000’s of things that I could focus on each day that are not going right or are not the way I want them to be. I truly believe that if I let my mindset go that way, I would have thrown in the towel and gave up years ago.

By choosing to focus on what is right, every day, every week, and every month, I able to see the little wins (and the big wins) that keep happening and keep moving me forward. I focus on what is right, I am grateful for what is right, and finally I celebrate what is right and move on.

For today, choose to focus on what is right, not what is lacking or is wrong. Be grateful for those things and see how that shifts your outlook and ultimately changes your day from worse to better. I guarantee it will!

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten 29 July 2015

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