A few days ago, I saw this video on a blog I like to read.
If you don't have time to watch the whole thing, at least watch from 6:00 to 9:00
Crap? Or Cone? Everyone has some crap and everyone has an ice cream cone. It's up to us where we keep our focus. This is a difficult skill for me. Every single time I focus on the cone, it's a conscious effort. It does not happen on its own. Ever. And I'm certainly guilty of getting stuck in, "dude, this smells terrible, check it out!"
I like this analogy though. I think it makes it a little easier to be aware of where your focus lies. The ice cream cone is always there, we just have to remember to look toward it.