“Focus” is a word that I think we all have come across. I can remember being told that I should be focused on my Life/aim/studies /work etc. Sometimes I did and sometimes I didn’t. I am still struggling to decide what to focus on and what not to.
Well, I do believe that focus is a necessity in life, but it’s very important to focus on the right things.
I always try to find analogies between different things and few of my clicks got me into thinking about that photography is a great metaphor for life.
In photography, When you capture a still it doesn’t always mean that the object in focus is the actual “Focus” of the photograph. The object in focus could be just to provide a perspective to the grander scheme of things.
Notice the big picture but don’t get immediately weighed down by it. Just focus on the immediate step. Your next immediate obstacle could very well be easy or comfortable as a flower but because of the focus on the vast valley, you could completely miss it.
So even if after trying something I’m not able to be successful in my pursuit I always end up with one more perspective which improves my existing perceptions, but that is possible only if you focus on the learnings from the process. One can always end up on the darker side if the focus is laid on the incurred loss.
So focusing on the right things is important.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden