What You Focus On You Will Become – Powerful Tom Bilyeu Speech
As J.B.S. Haldane said:
“The world shall perish not for a lack of wonders, but for a lack of wonder.”
Everything around you is incredible, if you’re willing to look at it that way.
Everything around you can be taken for granted if that’s your perspective.
But it really is about the frame that you choose to put around things.
I mean, simply being alive is already insane. The odds are so stacked against you. Not only just being a human, but being a human at this moment in time.
This moment in time, where breakthroughs in technology are happening at at an unprecedented rate. Where breakthroughs in medical science are happening at an unprecedented rate.Where our ability to connect with people, to empathize with people all the way around the globe… All of the changes that have happened in technology, telecom, connectivity, health… everything.
We’re living in the most miraculous time ever. But you have to look at it that way.
And as Joseph Campbell said:
“Life is a wonderful, wonderful opera. Except that it hurts.”
So the question is do you see it as the beautiful opera? Or do you just pay attention to the pain? And at the end of the day you’re going to get what you focus on.
They’re both true. This is both the most amazing time that has ever happened ever in recorded history… And yet real things that are terrifying are also happening.
But where you put your energy, where you put your attention, where you put your focus, is going to determine what you see, and that is the most fascinating and the most important thing you have to understand about the way that your mind works:
You get what you focus on!
If you focus on the things that are bad, they will become real.
They will become exaggerated. They will begin to monopolize your thoughts, you’ll see them anywhere.
It’s called the Reticular Activating System.
Your mind is literally designed to pay attention to the things that you notice. Once you notice a certain car, you see it everywhere. Once you notice a certain dog you see it everywhere. Once you hear a certain name for the first time suddenly you realize that name has been all around you this entire time but now that you’re focusing on it, now that you’re looking for it it is everywhere.
So whatever you look for it’s gonna be everywhere. If you look for the negative, it will be there. But if you look for the positive, it will overwhelm you.
And as Joseph Campbell said:
“People say what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life, but i don’t think that what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is the experience of truly being alive.”
And thats it. That’s the juice. Figuring out that thing that makes you come alive.
It isn’t keeping up with the Jones’. It isn’t how much you’re getting paid. It isn’t anything other than for you. Something very specific. It will be different for everyone, but for you. Find that thing that makes you come alive. Focus on it. Think about it. Put your time and attention there. Shift away from seeing the pain in the opera and instead seeing the wonderment in it all
Seeing the glory that is just everything around you, the opportunities, the fact that you’re alive…
Once you can see that those basic things that you take for granted , that you can breath in through the nose and out through the mouth, all of that stuff… once you start seeing how miraculous it really is, once you start seeing how we’re connected to each other, once you understand that the name of the game isn’t wealth, it isn’t fame, it isn’t ambition, or success.
It’s neurochemistry. It’s feeling a certain way. It’s finding fulfilment in your life.
Once you realize that, you’ll understand this is a game of attention. And you entirely control what you focus on.
So choose very wisely my friends, because your life will literally become the summation of the things that you look at.