I recently saw a meme that said “You get what you focus on, so focus on what you want.”
This got me thinking because I always say that “You experience what you focus on.” So, what’s the difference between the two? Well, it’s probably safe to say that many – MANY – people are focusing on what they want to “get,” but not everyone may actually be successful in “getting” what they are focusing on. Why not? IMHO, the answer to this is ― in a very condensed nutshell ― that there are numerous factors that influence this process. These range from our belief system, our mindset and perspective, our attitudes, our emotional states, to our thoughts and actions, and our overall vibrational alignment. If this answer intrigues you, I invite you to book a personal development session with me to explore the ramifications of this concept, commonly referred to as “The Law of Attraction.”
But what about the “You experience what you focus on” statement? This means that whatever one focuses on, one ultimately experiences in life. Much as the first statement, this works whether you are aware of it or not, but in a different way since it refers to one’s experiences rather than one’s acquisitions. For instance, if one is focused on the negative aspect of things / life, one will inevitably experience the negative side of things / life. The same goes for those who focus on positivity. You may be familiar with the person who feels that “the world is against them” and so, their experiences bring them unpleasantness and negativity, proving their point – let’s call them “person #1”. But to person #2 who chooses to see the positive side of things and to uphold a positive attitude, their perspective and focus allows them to experience more positivity in general. It can be said therefore, that the quality of one’s experiences and the types of experiences one subsequently encounters, combined with the attitude one has toward them, is influenced by one’s focus (positive versus negative).
Perhaps, the meme I saw was a mis-interpretation of the “you experience what you focus on” concept, or of one of the Law of Attraction quotes – regardless, the good thing about it (positive attitude) is that it acted as a catalyst to my writing this blog!