"Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions" - Jack Canfield
Yoga reminds me of focus - I have to find a point to focus on or else I'll fall out of a pose, my mind will wander or I'll get distracted by the people around me (and creating their life stories in my head).
From yoga how do you apply this off the mat and into the world? What are you focusing on right now? Think about it. Are you worried about something? Are you thinking about how you should be hotter, fitter, stronger, wealthier or how you're not enough? What if you focused instead on what you DO have? That your lungs breathe... That you're employed... That you have a friend to call... That you live in a safe community... that you're outside today.
Because what you focus on amplifies. It grows. I've seen it countless times - good and bad. Focus on the GOOD and what you DO have and more of it will come. Focus on where you do NOT have and you'll stay in a situation of lack - where things will either not come to you or will leave as soon as they came. As always, we create our own realities.