It’s a pretty self explanatory statement. Now, to stop and actually think about what you focus on? I will not go off on a tangent about giving up certain behaviors nor will I go into some deep introspection about what your focus should or shouldn’t be. Let’s just say I have personally gained some much needed clarity within the past 30 days of being off Social Media on what my focus should be on. Unplugging has been a truly great and much needed experience for me.
I have taken time to pay attention to what I spend most of my time doing, work excluded. I have asked myself questions like; does what I spend a lot of my time on better me as a person or the people around me? I have come to understand that my time should be invested in things and people that make me better and that I should in turn pour positively into others. And speaking of others, I have also been able to see who my real people are. Cyber friendships are great, I have some amazing ones, but one needs to stay connected with real people in real life. I have filtered out who my real, real people are. They are the ones that have noticed that I have been gone and checked up on me, some even going out of their way to ask my friends who have my contact details if I’m okay. It’s important to know the people who genuinely care about you, keep them close and check up on them too from time to time.
The world needs all our different gifts and talents to make it better. We can and should share them. You will never know whose life you can impact by sharing your own. You can’t however share much of yourself when you haven’t invested time to learn and understand what your gifts and talents are. You can only do that by changing your focus.
I have learnt during this time, to spend my time where it matters and where my time will bear fruit. I hope you too can take the time you need to realize where your focus needs to be to get you to live your best life.
Proverbs 18:16 KJV “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”