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Focus On What You Can Do!

Focus On Positives

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do” – John Wooden

Happy Monday! Happy new week!

It is a new week and I want to gear you up and give you this thought for the weak ahead. Hopefully it will propel you to do greater things than you did last week and to be a greater you than you were last week. That is what we life about, right? To be better than we were before. Let’s get into it!

Very often we focus so much on our weaknesses that we forget entirely about our strengths. I don’t know if the human mind is conditioned to notice the negative over the positive, but it is clearly evident that negatives get more attention. We see this in the news. Negative stories are readily published and are deemed more newsworthy than positive news.

At times this applies to oneself too. I’ve often heard girls complain about their nose that is too big for their face for instance. I know I complain about being too skinny quite a lot. Instead of focusing on the fact that we have fully functioning body parts and are in perfect shapes.

This applies in every area of our lives. Maybe if we moved away from focusing on the negatives, we would be much happier. So this week I urge you to focus on the things that you can do rather than the things you can’t. Focus on your good qualities rather than on your not so good qualities. If you’re not good at writing reports, but you are good at balancing accounts, give yourself a pat on the back for that rather than brooding over your inadequate reporting skills.

Have a lovely week!

Article written by:

Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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