Sunday, November 11, 2007

You get what you focus on

People only see what they are prepared to see.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

What can you see from the above picture? Is it columns or people?

According to Leonardo da Vinci, there are three classes of people:
  1. Those who see.
  2. Those who see when they are shown.
  3. Those who do not see.
We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision. How you feel about things - and even the meaning you attach to a particular experience - is all dependent upon your focus.

"The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castaneda

"Focus is the ultimate power that can change the way we think, the way we feel, and what we do in any moment." - Anthony Robbins

"Whether you are stressed or fulfilled has little to do with what you're actually doing, or even the results you are producing. If you're stressed, it's a result of where you are putting your focus." - Anthony Robbins

Believe it or not, no matter what you focus on, good or bad, it all will eventually come true. You get what you focus on.

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Tammi said...

How awesome!! I seen people w/ their heads bent over a bit.
Hey! That reminds me...I have a pic that is SUPPOSED to tell you if you are innocent or a perv,by what YOU see in the picture.
If you want to see me at
I have it somewhere.It's wild.
Got you in my faves list....great posting! for thought.
Take Care,

Titania Starlight said...

Hi Sam,
Great post. It is the law of attraction. I myself have to remember to focus back to the positive when I "seem" to be having a troublesome day. It works. :o)


WellnessAid said...

Mind has power over our lives. And Tony Robbins has some great things to say about mind and emotions, for example in his book: "Awaken the Giant Within" There is a saying, though, that the "circumstances are stronger than the will". Our environment, in the broadest sense (social, political, physical, etc.) plays a huge role too. Check this out: healthy environments

anits said...

sir great post! i like your images..its very unique. and i agree that ** focus is the ultimate power!

lilifxt said...

hi sam this is so nice i see people and columns thats very right we see what we want to see

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. tahts very right

thx for lovely post

jennifer said...

Hi Sam...

It is soooooooooooo true, and so easy to forget! :-)

Thank you for the reminder.

I needed this today!

Blessings and hugs,


Sam Chan said...

Hi Tammi,

I am glad you like this post.

Thanks for adding my blog into your favorite list. I really appreciate that.

Blessings to you, Tammi

Sam Chan said...

Hi Tawnya,

Thanks for sharing your insightful views. Indeed, it is beneficial for one to remain in resourceful state by focusing on good thoughts.

Blessings to you, Tawyna.

Sam Chan said...

Hi WellnessAid,

Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom. You are right! Our environment do play a role too. Let's do our part if can contribute to a better environment.

Anyway, our attitude determine how we look at the world.

"Attitude is the way you mentally look at the world around you. It is how you view your environment and your future. It is the focus you develop toward life itself."

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Anitha,

I am glad you like this picture. Yup, the picture is unique. You can see columns or people depend on what you are focusing.

Blessings to you, Anitha.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lili,

I am glad you liked this post. Thanks for your continuous support.

Best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for your kind support and encouragement! It means a lot!

May we learn to focus on good things so that whatever we want will comes true!

Blessings and hugs to you, my dear friend.

surjit said...

Hi Sam,
Truly a thought provoking post.I like the following quote:
"Focus is the ultimate power that can change the way we think, the way we feel, and what we do in any moment."
We get a profound message from this quote.
Thanks for sharing.
God bless.

Tammi said...

Sam...I am so curious about something.I see you swing by my blog sometimes,and I'm totally flattered,but all I see is your pic on the left hand side of my page where it shows recent readers.
Your thoughts on my thoughts(ha ha) are welcome anytime.I read your blogs alot and get alot out of your "words of wisdom".
I may not have the wisdom that you have...just daily b.s.,basically.
But thanks for visiting sometimes...again--->I'm flattered.
Take Care,

WaterLearner said...

A very timely post for me to read. I am using my sick condition now to reflect on my own focus in life. Somehow, I must have had ill-balance somewhere. I was ill in August and now I have been sick for two weeks again!

Thanks for this post, Sam! It will guide me to think more deeply.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you like the quote.

Have a great day and God bless

Sam Chan said...

Hi Tammi,

Thanks for visiting my blog frequently. I will visit your blog when time permit. Lately, I am pretty busy.

I am not really that wise! Many of those wise sayings you see from this blog are not mine. I still have plenty to learn. I am just using this blog to share what I had gather and seeking wisdom from everybody.

Blessings to you, Tammi.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Karen,

I hope you will be well soon! Take some rest and have an enjoyable time to reflect on your focus in life.

May you find the balance in your life.

Blessings to you, Karen.

Cornucopia Chronicles said...

Perhaps there are people who refused to see or pretend to be blinds. I am not is it somewhat they're scared of? But there are people who are willing and accept be it good or bad.

I can be both, hehehe.

Have a good day Sam!

mr fong said...

Sam, the picture is good. I guess I only saw 1. Your post is the perfect response to Trin's post, I told her she had to read your post. It is excellent, really is...

We get what we focus on. When there are bad things, it is becoz God put them there to help us, so we should thank God for it. After all, God gives us problem to help us, not to kill us. So why grumble when we are getting help? Anyway, as Trin aptly put, we are already so blessed in many other areas, so why complain about one nitty gritty fault? :-)

Love your post. absolutely.

Marlene said...

No matter how i look around, where i look, my eyes just go back looking on the heads...Stress is human's enemy nowadays. It's takes much energy to control it. Thanks for this insight, Sam.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Haze,

Thanks for sharing your insightful views. Indeed, there a people who don't want to see things in another perspective.

Have a good day, Haze.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Winston,

Thanks for giving me your feedback. I am glad you liked the picture. By the way, the way you write is different lately. You seems to have gather a lot of wisdom lately. Indeed, we got to prepare to look at things differently to appreciate whatever wisdom or lessons.

God bless you, Winston.

P/S: My notebook is down. Thus, I only could do this in the office. :(

Sam Chan said...

Hi Marlene,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Hope you have learn to manage your stress well.

Blessings to you, Marlene.

mr fong said...

Ya my mozilla has problems recently. :( U mean typing on ur comments or my blog post? Thanks...

Maybe it's after I quit blogging that I have more space to express them. When I was still blogging i was just 'mr fong', the maths guru, so I was restricted.

Trinity said...

Sam, I like the picture! The first time I saw it, I saw columns.. LOL.. after I read your question I CAN see people! :-)

Focus..that's a powerful word! Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is pure, whatever is right, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

Desiree said...

Awesome post! Nothing could be more true!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Winston,

Sorry for the late reply. Actually, my notebook was downed for almost a week. I could not switch it on. Only today, the motherboard was replaced.

I was referring to your comments posted in Karen's and Trinity's blog.

Blessings to you, Winston.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Trinity,

I am glad you like the picture. Philippians 4:8 is one of my favorites bible verse. Indeed, we must learn to meditate or focus on those things that are mentioned in Philippians 4:8

Blessings to you, Trinity.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Desiree,

Thanks for your encouraging words.
Blessings to you, Desiree.