Back when I was learning to drive, I found it hard to keep the car driving straight in a smooth way. II drifted to the right and I would correct by steering to the left. Back and forth from left to right the car would move as I was always in reaction. My driving instructor told me, “Look as far ahead in the road as you can. Look at the very center of the road way up there. Drive there.” As I focused on this point up ahead, the car followed and stayed straight. My steering became smoother and more natural. I no longer had to worry about drifting right or left so much. My focus became more about where I was going than on reacting to where I didn’t want to be. You can’t drive straight if you are in reaction. You can’t live a life that way either. You have to have a direction, a goal, an objective, a truth ahead, that you are moving toward. Otherwise, you live in constant reaction.
Where is your focus? What you focus on becomes most important to you and determines who you are, and who you’re becoming. There aren’t many things in this world that are worth focusing on. Most things that gain our attention are distractions, pulling us to the left or to the right. This is especially true if you don’t have a center, a focus. Take time today to think about what you would like to have as your focus. Will it be something you consciously choose or will you only be reacting to the world around you? You can decide to make it something worth steering your life toward.