What I give my attention to shapes me.
This is one of the things I walked away from the Purpose conference very clear about.
It was a theme throughout the entire event. The last speaker Dr. Fiona Kerr made this neurological truth explicit.
Our nervous system gets shaped, reinforced and enlarged by the things we choose to do with our time.
Do the right things get my attention?
Am I the shape that I want to be?
Is there a way to visualize this ‘shaping of me’ so that I can see the impacts of the choices I am making?
I’ve walked away from this conference with a strange sense of liking myself.
For two days I gave my attention to the things, the people and the ideas that are deeply connected to my purpose in the world.
I like this shape, I like how it makes me feel, I like the way it makes me think about the choices I have.
I like how this shape fits my skin without any annoying creases or pockets of stale air.
I like liking myself because my attention is on the momentum created by humans in pursuit of a worthy and profound purpose.
So, when I inevitably lose momentum, I’d like to remember that I am always in charge of what I do with my attention.
Because what I give my attention to shapes me.
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