“Energy goes where your focus is” Tony Robbins
This is what the story of the black dot is about.
One day, a professor entered the classroom and asked the students to get ready for a surprise test.
They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin.
The professor handed out the exams with the text facing down, as usual. Once he handed them all out, he asked the students to turn over the papers.
To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions – just a black dot in the middle of the paper sheet.
The professor, seeing the expression on everyone’s faces, told them the following: “I want you to write about what you see there.”
The students, confused, got started on the inexplicable task.
When the given time was over, the professor took back all the papers, and started reading each one aloud, in front of all the students.
All of them, with no exception, defined the black dot, trying to explain why it was in the middle of the sheet.
After all had been read, and the classroom was silent, the professor started to explain: “I’m not going to give you a note on this, I just wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the white part of the paper. Everyone focused on the black dot. The same happens in our lives.”
Life is like a piece of paper to write on, observe and enjoy, but we always focus on the dark spots.
Life is a gift, and we always have reasons to celebrate – nature renewing itself daily, friends around us, the job that provides us money to live, the love of our partner, our children, and much more.
The dark spots are very small when compared to everything we have in our lives, but they’re the ones that pollute our mind.
Take your eyes away from the black dots in your life. Enjoy each one of your blessings and each moment that life gives you. Be happy and just live!