I believe that all things happen for a reason, so I paid special attention to the following when I received it in my email earlier this week.
I've had quite a bit on my mind lately, nothing bad- just many things going on in many places with many people that I love, and I've found that often when I should have a clear mind that my thoughts continue on for hours, jumping from one subject to the next.
Below the email I received from SparkPeople, which is filled with 'wiz'dom that I could relate to. I hope that it will inspire and encourage you the same way it has me.
Concentration is the ability to think of absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. - Ray Knight
Are you able to focus on your goals?
Calm your mind. Quiet all of the distractions surrounding you. Concentrate on the one task at hand. Often a naysayer can cloud our minds and break our focus. What in your life distracts you? In the moment of need, silence your brain and allow yourself to stay focused. Save your worries about tomorrow and guilt over yesterday's failures for another time. Maybe you need to meditate, pray, or simply spend a few moments quietly gathering yourself before tackling the project at hand. Now is the time for just one thing--reaching your goal. Today, focus your energy, clear your head, and achieve!