Recently, I was flying with a guy who owns a driving school. This business has contracts to train Special Forces in advanced driving techniques: high speed chases, motorcade driving, evasive maneuvers, etc. It was fascinating to hear him talk about what went into the kind of driving you see on TV, and a lot that you don’t. In this complex driving environment he cited one simple thing that highlighted the difference between masterful driving and crashing.
Looking where you want to go – not where you are going.
As he explained, those who looked at an animal jumping out at them or the unexpected obstacle in the road would almost always hit it square on. In a treacherous turn, those who looked at the front of their car had difficulty making the turn. Those who looked through the turn could take it much faster than they imagined.
Even for experienced drivers, practicing advanced techniques, this principle remains true: where you look is where you’re going. If you want to miss something stop looking at it. Look where you want to go.
Yes, it’s the Law of Attraction. To some of you this may fall under New Age crap. But, look a little closer and you’ll see lots of practical examples of this: from parenting, to business, to your health, and safe driving. What you focus on is what you get.
I was laughing as he told the story of a wayward car and a lone tree in the middle of a field. Where do you think the car stopped- in the wide open field or up against that one tree?
Do you focus on things that aren’t working, the obstacles, on what you don’t want, and “ain’t it awful” more than half the time? Be honest. What are your results?
Are you operating in the wide open field of possibility or hitting the obstacles?
Think about the kind of masterful driving you could do if you could manage your focus. Imagine the roads that would open up and the speed you could handle if your attention was squarely on what you want.
Imagine hitting that square on!