#dogs #squirrels #focus #goals
When you walk a dog, and it sees something it wants to chase, say, a squirrel, it will focus on the squirrel.
If you want the dog to keep walking, you have to somehow distract it from said squirrel.
Unlike dogs, most humans are more easily distracted, and linger in – even enjoy – the distraction.
We would actually see said squirrel as a distraction, and, had we been focusing on something else, would glance at the squirrel for a moment of distraction, perhaps just for a break.
The point here is that animals can focus more easily if they want something badly enough.
People, by contrast, may want something badly, but often find focusing on what to do to get it difficult. Distractions gleefully multiply.
Perhaps we can learn a lesson from dogs, or other animals.
It all starts with wanting something badly enough.
Many of us go through life as a grind — work, home and back to work again. Psychologists sometimes call folks like that carousel riders — going round and round, but going nowhere.
Some of us opt for contentment rather than prosperity.
Contentment can be achieved with relatively minimal effort. Those seeking contentment can be easily distracted from more difficult tasks that may get them a much better life.
If you ask such a person how he or she is doing, they may say “OK,” or “I’m getting by.” They take the life they were “given,” and make the best from it.
However, the person who aims for prosperity, or some other lofty goal, figures out what he or she has to do to get it, and focuses on those things. He or she may vary his or her course based on circumstances, but he or she will never stray from the goal.
He or she will focus, like the dog on a squirrel, on that goal.
He or she may be dealt some bad hands in life, but that person never stops focusing on the goal.
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Meanwhile, if you are drifting, or even if you are just content, know that you don’t have to stay there. YOU can get yourself out, if you choose.
You just have to keep your mind open, your heart full and your focus keen.