Focus (9/8/15)

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My, my, my, where does the time go?

Here we are in the fullness of the year, most of it gone already.

Strange how when you are trying to focus on your life, Life tends to get away from you.

My word of the year at the start of 2015 was ‘Focus’ because that is what I thought I needed, but now it seems, the harder I focus on one area of my life, everything else fades into background colors.

That’s not always a bad thing, but it can lead to things slipping by the wayside that would have been better off being addressed.

I suppose at one point I naively thought all my energies directed in one direction would refract into a colorful prism of ideas bringing some kind of life altering enlightenment.

Yeah, didn’t happen.

Often the things we want in our lives are not the things we need.

I thought I needed focus.
What I needed was a target.

Focus gives laser like precision in a singular direction.
Targets give something to aim for, but can be approached from a variety of directions.

As with most of you, I tend not to learn my lessons until after the fact.

“Experience is what you get when you need it and don’t have it.”

I am a firm believer that our word of the year chooses us, and maybe in January, this was a sound concept, but now, I’m not so sure.

And once again, I am forced to re-evaluate my life and the decisions that have led me to this point.

Some of it is with pride, some of it with regret, but the good thing about my word- I am the one that get’s to choose where I set my sights.

That will be my focus from here on out.