“Focus on where you want to be, not where you were or where you are” ~ Anonymous
In the world of racing fast cars, many experts consider Mario Andretti to be the greatest of all time. He was one of the only two drivers who has won the Indy 500, Formula 1 World Championships, Daytona 500 and NASCAR.
During an interview with SUCCESS magazine; Mario was asked his No 1 tip for success on race car driving. He said “Don’t look at the wall. Your car goes where your eyes go”.
All the young drivers who take up racing and drive at 200 mph are taught to keep their eyes on the road otherwise they will end up hitting the wall. There have been several car crashes recorded when surrounded by open fields on both sides, and cars ended up crashing into telephone poles just because the driver took the eye of the road.
This metaphor can be a valuable lesson and an important life skill – our energy goes where our attention goes. In other words, whatever we focus on expands.
As we aim to design and create a life that calls to us, and begin a journey towards achieving our goals, dreams and aspirations; we will undoubtedly encounter many barriers along the way in the form of negativity, criticism, obstacles and distractions. However if we focus on the road in front of us, we will safely navigate the distractions and barriers along the way.
Let’s commit to focus on the road ahead, instead of the wall.
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