Photo: Where the River Urumea meets the ocean in San Sebastian, Spain.
As I begin each week, I find it really important to be grounded in a firm sense of direction. This doesn’t just mean knowing what I want to accomplish externally, but what I want my mental state to consist of as well. A big part of that is setting firm intentions for what I want to focus on in my life.
I’m a firm believer that the quality our lives are almost entirely determined by what we choose to focus on. We can either focus on the positive aspects of life or the negative. We can focus on the slow driver in front of us, or the fact that we are lucky to have an air-conditioned car in the first place.
There’s always a choice, and I’m using this quote as a reminder that who I am is not determined by my circumstances, but by the choices I make in each moment.