On the Home page of my website, FocusWithMarlene.com, I have the words: “Your focus defines who you are and who you can become.”
What you focus on every day has an enormous influence on your life.
As you reflect on your life – the decisions you have made, the conflicts you’ve struggled with, and the other obstacles that make up life in general – do you see a typical pattern of where your focus has been?
Is that focus benefiting you or not?
The good news: habits can be replaced. Today on my blog and podcast, I’ll walk you through 10 practical things you can begin doing today to change your focus.
As we end this year and begin another, take some time to reflect on the instructive things you have learned or gained throughout the year.
We often remain focused on regretful things and fail to remember the good things we have achieved and the obstacles we have overcome. We minimize the good things, not considering them to be that important. But they are important, as they become learning tools to take with us into the new year.
Read on for some things to consider during your reflection.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”
— Erma Bombeck
You have been on a life-altering journey, a journey you had neither anticipated nor wanted.
There have been many unexpected surprises that demanded change, adjustment, a new assessment, and adaptation of plans. Your life has been forever altered.
Taking back the reins of your life requires purpose, choice, and determination.