Attention/Focus is The Fuel of Desire | By Angela Ibukunoluwa Komolafe
When you begin to have an irresistible desire for what you shouldn’t have a desire for, the simple thing to do to kill that desire is to starve the FOCUS/ATTENTION you’re giving to it.
When you stop giving attention to the wrong desire, when you stop focusing your mind and thinking about the wrong desire, that desire will die a natural death.
You know why?
FOCUS CREATES BLINDNESS.
When you focus on something, you’ll be blinded to other things.
The reason is that you cannot focus on two things at the same time. Your mind cannot think about two things at the same time.
So when you shift your attention and focus off the wrong desire, your mind will get preoccupied with something else and you’ll gradually forget about that desire.
It will just die a natural death!
Ditto for wrong thoughts.
You can apply this principle to get rid of wrong and negative thoughts.
Anytime a wrong or negative thought pops up in your mind, just nip it in the bud by refusing to dwell your mind on it.
The simple way to do this is to replace the negative thought with a positive one.