I usually get my inspiration as I’m driving when I cannot write it down, and as I drove this morning this thought came to me: RUN YOUR OWN RACE!
I remember reading a long time ago about how horses when they are racing don’t care about the other horses; they don’t look over to see what the next horse is doing. They are focused and they run their own race.
I found this quote while looking up run your own race:
I raised you to be a thoroughbred. When thoroughbreds run they wear blinders to keep their eyes focused straight ahead with no distractions, no other horses. They hear the crowd, but they don’t listen. They just run their own race. That’s what you have to do. Don’t listen to anyone comparing you to me or to anyone else. You just run your own race. Excerpted from The Right Words at the Right Time (Atria Books, January 2004) by Marlo Thomas.
How does this apply to the Law of Attraction? Simple: What are you focusing on? Is your focus directly on your life and the goals you want to achieve? Are you spending your time and energy looking straight ahead towards the life of your dreams, or are you busy looking at what the next person owns, drives, or has achieved?
Oftentimes we spend our lives judging how much we will do or how much we should do base on what everyone else around us is doing. A good example of this is in the workplace or in businesses when people feel they should stop productivity or feel resentment because coworkers or partners aren’t pulling the same weight but not everyone has the same goals and dreams as you do. We don’t all have your skills, visions of hope for the future don’t all want the same things.
So this message was powerful to me and I asked myself the question of How much more would YOU accomplish if YOU stopped looking over at the person beside YOU?
How do you put on blinders? You mind your own business! You’ve heard this everywhere, from Tony Robbins and Rich Dad to Abraham-Hicks.
Minding your own business isn’t a bad thing like most people think. It’s about not worrying about what everyone else is doing or where they are going, but about what YOU are doing and where YOU are going, and what YOU want to achieve. It’s about looking straight ahead and not shifting that focus. Keep your eyes on the prize!
Law of Attraction teaches that what you focus on you will attract, so as you focus on what everyone else is doing or not doing, then you will get more of that. You need to put on blinders and forget what everyone else is doing because at the end of the day only you can change your life!
Are you truly focused on your own race? A friend of mine has the goal of attracting 5 million dollars while my goal is attracting 400 million. That is a difference of 395 million dollars. That’s a whole different racetrack altogether Most people don’t realize that they are running a different race than friends, family, and coworkers, and a lot never reach full potential because they don’t want to stand out. Focusing on your own race means not caring much about what anyone else does, thinks, or says about your visions, goals, dreams, and YOUR LIFE.
As Will Smith says in the Pursuit of Happiness, Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. People can’t do something themselves, and they want to tell you that you cannot do it either.
Running your own race means holding on to your dreams and moving towards them and not letting anyone deter you from your goals or dreams.
Focus on your own race.
Focus on your own visions.
Focus on your own life.
Focus on your own dreams.
Focus on YOUR goals and RUN YOUR OWN RACE!