What Kind of Attention Do You Want? Are You Focusing on the Wrong Things? — Womanhood Unwrapped

WHAT IS MOTIVATING YOU?

When I realized that I was focusing on the wrong type of attention for the wrong reasons, a couple of questions began to bubble to the surface:

  1. Is it enhancing me physically?
  2. Is it helping others?
  3. Is it making me joyful?

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

It’s too easy to lose the motivation that first inspired you to accept a job, launch a podcast, start a new venture or make a significant life change. At the beginning of something new, all of the inspiration and motivation are fresh and front-and-center, but as the newness wears off, it’s common to become distracted by what I like to call the “chatter.”

  1. Am I making decisions that are in line with my goals?
  2. Are the people around me supportive of my efforts?
  3. What about this makes me feel motivated and inspired?

WHO DO YOU WANT IN YOUR WORLD?

This is the question that I recently had to ask myself. Who do I want in my world?

WHO OR WHAT IS NOT SERVING YOU?

If you are continually feeling bad about yourself or judged by those around you, maybe it’s time to reassess your friends, followers, and yourself to determine who you really want in your world. It is okay to take a break from a relationship. It’s okay to set a boundary that ends a relationship. I try to follow the rule of three: Is it necessary, is it kind, and is it honest.

ATTENTION SEEKING AND ATTENTION GAINING ARE INTERCONNECTED.

I’ve found that where I focus my attention and where I gain attention from are truly interconnected. I recently read a quote from Henry David Thoreau that sums up how I am starting to focus and channel my time, energy, and personal awareness; it goes, “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

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Founder of the the Womanhood Unwrapped blog. A platform where women can find content that related to their lives and tell their stories.

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Elisabeth Thomas

Elisabeth Thomas

Founder of the the Womanhood Unwrapped blog. A platform where women can find content that related to their lives and tell their stories.