Focus. Just like a camera lens, you need to focus on what’s important in your life. Distractions are everywhere, around each and every corner. Especially in this digital age where the Internet is a steady companion.
Ads and commercials fight for your attention every single day – don’t let them win! You don’t need to buy a new smartphone, what you have is just fine. You don’t need a new car, the old one still takes you from A to B.
In this flood of information and constant battle for your attention, it is no wonder you get lost. You wander off in one direction, only to be pulled back into another, in the meantime totally losing sight of your destination.
That’s why I say, every day you need to take at least a couple of minutes to be absolutely present with yourself. No Distractions, i.e. no phone, tablet, laptop, TV, whatever, just you. When your mind is clear it is much easier to focus. Just like a camera can focus much more effectively on a single object than a couple of hundreds.
Kill the noise, stop the chaos, and simply focus.
What has been bugging you lately? Is that subtle but ever-present feeling of discontent still there? Is it worse in the morning right after waking up? Then maybe it’s time for some big life changes, such as ditching your dead-end job. I keep bringing this up in my posts since it seems to be an extremely common problem in this world. People are stuck in jobs they dislike or even hate. No wonder books like The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss are so hugely popular.
Don’t be a depressed slave for the rest of your short life, be it to your own mind or to other people. Take a deep breath, focus, and then do what is necessary to free yourself physically and mentally so you can finally be at peace and be happy.
For me, it first meant leaving my home country, then later quitting my job and rethinking a lot of things that the mainstream media and school system had instilled in me.
And after all these years, I know I’m still not at peace, I still struggle, get sidetracked, lose motivation, etc. After all, I’m just human.
But whatever life brings, I don’t give up. I calm my mind, refocus, and start a new attempt at mastering life on this planet.
I can do it, and so can you. Our lives may be very different, but our basic needs and wishes are the same.
It takes a lot of courage to face life. I wish you all the best and sincerely hope that you succeed and find happiness on the way.