How to Achieve Your Goals: Pay Attention to Everything and Nothing at The Same Time

It’s The Ultimate Balancing Act

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If you’re hell bent on achieving your goals, paying attention to everything and nothing at the same time will skyrocket your chances of massive success.

It’s all in the mindset.

The world is filled with things that we wished was ours. It’s filled with people whose lives we either envy or admire in some way.

There’s also people who doubt us, talk smack about us or flat out treat us as though we are nothing!

Pay Attention to Everything

As an example, there are people in my life who treat me rudely, and who clearly underestimate me. There’s no question that I pay attention to all that, which is the key point in this.

There are for sure people in your life that do the same to you, and in some cases you might not be aware of it. But anything that you want but either don’t have or never had…

Pay attention to it.

Anyone who is an asshole to you either blatantly or in a roundabout way…

Pay attention to it.

Anything in your life that you don’t like…

Pay attention to it — and the way it makes you feel.

I don’t like the environment of people where I live. I pay attention to their “ghetto” ways and it strengthens my resolve to pull myself out of living in this situation.

Paying attention to the people, things, circumstances and overall bullshit in your life, with the purpose of using it as the ultimate inspiration to take action against it (or them), is a winning strategy.

But only when used with the other part of the equation:

Paying attention to nothing.

Pay Attention to Nothing

All the things you should pay attention to, the stuff that you want, the people who mistreat you and the garbage circumstances of your life, also has the potential to bring you down and distract you.

Don’t allow that nonsense.

If someone is doing better than you in some way, pay attention to it in the sense that you’re going to remember that you want your life to be that way. You see what’s possible and you know you can have that for yourself.

But when you also choose to not pay attention to it, you’re making sure that not having that type of life or thing doesn’t distract you from the execution of your mission.

In my case, I pay attention to the rude people and the poverty aspects of my life, but I pay those things zero attention when it comes to potentially being distracted or thrown off course from it.

It’s a brilliant concept if you give it a shot.

But make no mistake, you will have to give yourself time to achieve your goal or desired outcome in order to evaluate this strategy.

Final Thoughts

While going after your goals, pay attention to things that you wish you had, people that treat you rude or unfairly, or those who doubt you. Pay attention to your own life circumstances and what you don’t like about it.

This will fire you up with extreme inspiration.

On the flip side, pay zero attention to any of that garbage so that it won’t derail your mission, provide you with excuses to not go after your goals or cause you to feel sorry for yourself.

If you can balance those opposites, you win.


Personal Development Writer | Deante Unlimited podcast, Host | Deante: Under Construction web series, Star | Deante Young Enterprises, Chief Creative Architect

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