2014: Changing Your Focus!

All throughout high school and college, I never could truly identify what I wanted; namely what or where I wanted to be. I never took the time to sit and actually think about what it was I wanted to do! I set goals, but I never really understood the significance or purpose of them, namely because I did what I thought others expected of me.For example my college degree. I earned a BS in Biology which I worked hard for and I’m certainly proud of. It’s a respectable degree, but honestly I knew I never wanted to be a Biologist or anything….you live and you learn right? I’ve learned that I need to make goals for what I want! Goals that will bring me satisfaction and help me form the kind of life I want to be living!

Goals also create paths, where and I have met some pretty amazing people. But I sometimes catch myself having tunnel vision. I like to think it like a camera lens, where you turn the focus one direction and you see what is closest to your lens; the small details crisp and well defined, the background clouded and blurry. But twist the focus in the opposite direction and suddenly the foreground is indistinguishable and the distance emphasized as it gains focus. I think it’s safe to say that we all have experienced this “tunnel vision” at some point in our lives. Where we can become so consumed with what’s next that we lose sight of our foreground; what’s happening right around us.It sounds obvious, but by switching my focus from the future, I’ve been able to see my surroundings with renewed clarity. I’ve realized that every person I come into contact with each day offers me an opportunity. I have learned so many things simply by listening. If you try this I’m sure you’ll be surprised by what people will share with you. I always ask lots of questions but I’m careful to also do my best to listen!

January is all about goals. And it’s true, goals keep you focused and prevent you from just wondering aimlessly. They allow you to establish a path and track your progress. But they also make it easy to simply go through the motions. Think of it like this;  you’re wearing blinders so all you can see is what’s ahead and you’re completely unaware of what directly surrounds you. Don’t let those blinders creep up on you while you work hard towards your goals because you could miss all of the beauty and amazing opportunities that surround you right now!

Your Trainer!

♡ Engrid


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