When we work towards a goal, it can be very easy to focus on all of the obstacles and barriers that stand in the way of achieving your goal. I often hear people start by saying “I should…”, and soon after that, they will say “Yeah, but…”. No matter what we want to achieve, there will always be things that make it difficult. Keep in mind that whatever you focus on will become bigger, and that will be what you put your energy towards. Therefore, it’s necessary to have a very clear view of where we want to go, and to keep focussing on that goal, not on the obstacles. Here’s a great blog post that explains this idea in more detail.
After reading the blog, watch the video of the crazy Ho Chi Minh City traffic. I love this video, because it really demonstrates the energy and enthusiasm of Viet Nam. To a North American, the traffic just looks like insanity, and it seems impossible that there aren’t fatal accidents all over the city. There are fatal accidents, however, within the city, the traffic flow is usually amazingly smooth, amid the chaos. I know this firsthand, because I biked everywhere around the city on my bicycle during my 3 years in Viet Nam. I only broke one little pinky finger in all of that time! Everyone focusses on where they are headed, and they (almost always) flow around obstacles like water flowing around a rock.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/32958521″>Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/kwhi02″>Rob Whitworth</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
What can you do to increase your focus on your goals, and to avoid obstacles that interfere?