Maybe you’ve heard it before: what you focus on grows. For years, I was focused on having student loan debt. I had student loan debt. I had the burden of student loan debt. I had the weight of it. I had the shadow it cast over my life. I had the way it interfered with my hopes and dreams. I had the resentment I felt toward it. Because I was focused on having the debt, and all those things that came with it, well…it grew. The balance never really went down. I paid interest. I paid a lot of interest. I paid and I paid.
Then one day, over a decade after borrowing the money, I thought, “I’ll make one big payment and see how I feel.”
I made the payment. I felt incredible.
I thought, “Maybe I can pay off the student loan quickly.”
I shifted the focus from “having student loan debt” to “paying student loan debt.”
And that made all the difference.
Suddenly, the size of my payments grew. I was focused on making big payments, therefore I earned more money and saved more money in order to make those big payments. Some of it was effort. Some of it felt like it happened magically.
What I focused on grew. Because what you focus on grows. If your problem continues to grow, then maybe it’s time to make a small shift in your focus.
Maybe all it will take is one word. One word is a small miracle. Small miracles make big differences.
A small shift makes a big difference.