Where Will You Focus in 2018?: Wisdom is Choosing

Where Will You Focus in 2018?: Wisdom is Choosing

Background of blurry mountains and fields with a pair of glasses through which you see the mountains and fields clearly.

Where will you focus? Focus makes all the difference. It’s all out there somewhere. Where will you put your attention? Remember! Image by UnknownNet Photography on Flikr, Creative Commons-licensed.

Where Will You Focus in 2018?

As you can see from this image, focus makes all the difference. It’s all out there, the whole “blooming, buzzing” Universe. Focus tailors it for us.

Our apps, software and other aptly named “devices” promise “we will help you get more done.” This is a lie. “Device” means “a plan, trick, or scheme!” The only thing that helps you get more done is you.

We are human beings, not human doings. We have only so much capacity–and then it becomes blurry. We have to focus.

How Can I Focus When I Can’t Remember Everything?

Please stop trying so hard to remember stuff. What you actually need and use, you remember from habit. The rest is inessential and driving you crazy. This causes memory hiccups. Stress about remembering freaks you out.

Many think we have memory problems. What a hoot! Humans have never tried to remember so much. And that includes before writing was invented!

So forget about remembering everything. That has been made easier by technology: you can almost always find it again nowadays if you did forget some piece of information. Storing information is technology’s job. Not yours.

Focus on What You Can’t Find Outside Yourself

Forget about remembering information. Just remember yourself. That’s a big enough job.

Focus on wisdom: where is your wisdom? Inside you. Wisdom is your job.

Where Will You Focus?

Think about it. Just think about it. Maybe it’s obvious. Write in a comment here, tell us what your focus is. That will reinforce it, too.

Maybe you don’t know yet. Read the comments in few days and see what others’ focuses are. That will help you figure yours out.

Mine (predictably) is spaciousness and stepping into this huger space I see before me of opportunity in my work. It’s made possible by my focus on losing fear, self-loving even more, and losing shame that keeps me from loving myself and others. I know I’m worthy, now I want to feel I’m worthy. That will affect everything I let into my life.

But that’s just me. Your focus may be entirely different–it may  be on a new car or a greater ease with money or learning a new place or developing your talent. What is it?

PS: Just before 2017 ended, I did an interview with The Billfold on focusing for the New Year.  I love their honest, helpful, diverse posts on money you’ll find here. I bet you will too!

5 Comments
  • Jennie
    Posted at 20:48h, 04 January Reply

    Family togetherness inside community.

    • Beth
      Posted at 21:59h, 04 January Reply

      Hey, J, I immediately want to know more. And it’s not only b/c I’m not you and not inside your head…if it were that, I wouldn’t write you back here and ask you this: say more. I think saying more, laying out your focus with a few lines more specificity will also help you.
      Love!
      B

  • Andrea
    Posted at 00:42h, 15 January Reply

    To stay committed to myself no matter what… especially slowing down to listen, honor and nurture my heart, my feminine energy… so my cup fills and runs over quite naturally.

    • Beth
      Posted at 14:35h, 15 January Reply

      Nice! Big big smile at you, Andrea. And thank you for your witness to our readers that this filling happens “quite naturally” when you do that slowing down and honoring of the heart and the feminine!

      • Andrea
        Posted at 02:16h, 16 January Reply

        Yes! It really is so simple… and even easy. Yet the cultural conditioning to go, go, go, and do, do, do can make if feel hard! Thank you for being a role model of simplicity and slowing down. Smiles back…

Post A Comment


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.