Energy flows where attention goes
I can promise you that the above is much more than just a cute meme.
What you focus on expands, it’s a fact.
As a very powerful example: focusing on illness has created a medical industry entirely centered on putting band aids on illness versus proactively creating health.
A psychological industry in which students only study dysfunction, creates dysfunctional drugs to mask the symptoms versus processes to create vitality.
Problem solving is the problem. Energy flows where attention goes.
I was conducting a business breakthrough session two days ago with an entrepreneur who spent the better part of 30 minutes telling me all the expenses and the headcount he was cutting.
After he finished I looked him straight in the eye and stated, “You can’t cut your way to growth.”
Past expenses do not predict future growth. Sometimes you need to let go and focus forward.
Is there a time and a place to cut expenses? Yes. Definitely.
But if this is your sole focus, you’ll come up short-handed on innovation as well as on the much needed great service.
I lived through divestiture at AT&T as a very frustrated manager required to get the same amount of work done with half the workforce after massive downsizing.
Not a smart move on their part.
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
~ Henry Ford
When Steve Jobs and Apple released the IPad in 2010, not one person had asked for an IPad.
The customer never knows what they want until we’ve shown them.
~ Steve Jobs
You see Jobs and Ford created new markets not by problem solving but by innovation and creation.
Do you get the difference?
It takes a major shift in thinking.
Where is the bulk of your mental energy and attention focused?
Energy flows where attention goes.
Am I suggesting that you totally ignore the current state of affairs?
No far from it.
What I do suggest is that you put a small percentage of attention on your current state of affairs for efficiency sake; and then place the bulk of your attention on your vision.
Problem solving focuses on the past.
Innovation and creation focus forward.
How can you artistically use the energies of the universe to assist you in creating what you desire and deserve?
By constantly accessing and living from the creative center at your core.
Every great tradition tells us that you were created in the image and likeness of the creator.
Therefore that makes you a creator.
Not a fixer.
When the vision on the inside becomes more compelling and powerful
than what you observe on the outside, the universe is at your command.
Stay Awake, Love Life, and Be Epic!