How many trees have you hit by focusing on what you do not want?

I used to teach a mountain biking class. One of the things I would teach people is how to ride between two trees that are close together. In order to do this successfully, you have to focus on the space between the trees. You have to focus on what you want. As soon as you put your focus on what you do not want, in this case the trees, you will run into a tree. Class participants would occasionally demonstrate what happens when you focus on the trees. It was not pretty. How many trees have you hit by focusing on what you do not want?

– The Law of Attraction Made Simple  by Jonathan Manske

One thought on “How many trees have you hit by focusing on what you do not want?

  1. Nice metaphor. I live in Tokyo and always ride my bike in the traffic, so the trees are replaced by cars, expensive cars, maybe “Yakuza” cars and you don’t want to mess with them…! It’s so true, I focus on the space between the cars, almost ignore the cars, and I easily succeed not bumping into any.

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