Join us today for the Saturday Night Special about why attention is your most precious resources...
In this episode I talk to you about why what you pay attention to really matters...
In tonight’s Saturday night special I talk to you about paying attention. I share why where you pay attention really matters. I share how in many ways attention is your most precious resource. I also share how you can identify where your attention really is.
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SNS 107: Your Attention Matters
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[00:01:25] and tonight's Saturday night special. I talked to you about pinging. I share why, where you pay attention and what you pay attention to really matters. And I share how in many ways, attention is actually your most precious resource. I also share some ways you can identify where you're attending.
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[00:03:02] No, the truth is every moment that we have matters, it matters to us. It matters to others. It matters to the impact that we make. And as I go through the world, as I go through life like this particular week that I'm working according, this was a really rough week. I had a lot of challenging situations come up.
[00:03:20] I've had some friends that have gotten very sick. I, we had a little scare with me and getting sick and I actually got pneumonia, but I'm recovering well. All of these things happen. And when all of this bad stuff happens, it's so easy to pay attention and focus on all of the bad stuff. Many of us say that health is our top priority.
[00:03:44] And a lot of times I talk about managing your money and managing your time and how important that is and don't get me wrong. All of those things are vitally important. Time, especially is one of those resources that once you've spent it, you can never ever get it [00:04:00] back. But in many ways, your attention is just as precious a resource.
[00:04:06] And yet we often don't look at it that way. We don't think about our attention as a resource that backs us up. So where you pay attention, what you focus on, what you pay attention to really matters. If you have things which consume your thought throughout the day and burn up mental energy, what you're focusing on matters things don't just happen to us.
[00:04:33] You happen to them, all of these aspects of your life, your health, your relationships, your business, your finances, your time, all are affected by what you pay attention to what what you focus on is really what, your attention in many ways is your most precious resource. If you're sitting next to someone on a park bench, in a [00:05:00] nice weather and beautiful sunny day, and the grass is green, and you can smell the smell of cut grass and people walking and cycling and having a conversation and doing all of these things that people do.
[00:05:15] And you're focused on enjoying that moment on, on the experience that you have on how the sun warms you and all of these things. And you notice the smells and the sights, and yet somebody can be sitting next to you. And they can see all of the people and maybe see the children playing and focus on how frustrating it is that the children are out of school.
[00:05:43] Right now, the sound of the children's screaming, bothers them. It's distracting them from their thoughts that they're trying to focus on. Maybe they're trying to read the paper and the breeze is fluffing the paper and the sun is a little too hot. They're noticing it and focusing [00:06:00] on it as a negative.
[00:06:02] What is what, what you focus on is becoming the truth. The truth is the only thing that you have is that attention that you. And by the same token, what is what you feel as well. Think about the end result of those two experiences as each of those people get up from that park bench and go about their day.
[00:06:23] One of them feels their energy recharged and lifted up. One of them feels like this has got to be a great day. I had a moment to sit in the sun and enjoy the moment and the other is going into their next moments. Frustrated, maybe a little tired, a little angry, a little too high. A little frustrated with all of the noise and the fact that they weren't able to enjoy reading their paper.
[00:06:47] And the next moment that each of them has, is going to be different because you see the third thing is what is what you get. If you're focused on the negative, then you going to notice more negative. If you're [00:07:00] focused on the positive, then you're going to see more. If you look at the mess that you've had in your life and that's all then there's nothing about it.
[00:07:11] That's good. If on the other hand, you look at that same mess and you say, out of that mess, I've learned some new things. I've developed some new skills. I'm a little more robust than I was before then. That same mess can be something that you're blessed. The truth is you can identify where your attention is really going.
[00:07:31] You can actually focus in and think about what am I paying attention. By asking yourself, what are those thoughts that come through my mind each and every day, am I able to look at something that's bad or something that's negative or something that's challenging and frame it in a way that's positive.
[00:07:51] Am I able to have gratitude each and every day? Am I able to sit down and identify three or four things that I'm thankful for [00:08:00] each and every day? Am I able to capture those moments? And focus my attention on the positive. And what's funny is it's a feedback loop. If you find yourself doing that, then it's easier to do it because of the way we just talked about you, see what you want, and then what you want to see becomes the truth.
[00:08:20] That's how attention is your most precious resource? Thanks for this.
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