Every waking moment of every single day, there’s a war for our attention.
When we drive to work, our attention is stolen by the commotion of the drive — the din of the radio, the creak of slow traffic, the hum of the engine.
When we’re at work, our attention is stolen by the bustle of the job — the monologue of phone calls, the echoes in a meeting room, the ticking of the the clock.
When we’re back home, our attention stolen by the distractions of the residence — the whirl of the washing machine, the tapping of fingers on phone, the clinking of forks on a plate.
If you think about it, we don’t really have that much attention left to spare by the end of the day.
So why do we still spend our attention on jobs that we dislike, people who hurt us, and things that don’t matter?
We have so much potential yet most of us aren’t even living our own lives but living through the lives of others through their social media. The fact that we’re able to keep up with the amount of attention demanded from us each day is already the greatest proof of our mind’s capabilities, so to do anything other than what we have the potential for is a waste.
Ask yourself: Who do you want to be, where do you want to be in the next 30 years?
You are where your attention is.