Unfortunately, it’s easy to have your thoughts pulled away from what you want by what is actually happening, or by comments from other people.
For example, let’s say you are focused on increasing your income. You know what you want, and you believe you deserve it and that it’s possible and you are busy working towards it. Then you receive an unexpected bill, or something unexpected happens that will require money, or somebody makes a comment that makes you doubt yourself. This causes you to turn your focus and attention to the fact that this has happened and is not what you want.
You then spend more time thinking about what’s happening than you do about what you want. This is like trying to get somewhere in your car with your feet simultaneously on the accelerator and the brake.
Acknowledge what is happening, but do everything you can to focus on what you want and keep your energy moving in that direction. You may have encountered a minor setback, but don’t allow it to pull your attention away from what you really want.