If you were steering a large barge and decided you wanted to change directions, you’d begin turning the wheel. However, because of the momentum of the barge’s movement and the sheer size of it, the boat wouldn’t immediately shift direction. You’d need to keep turning and turning that wheel. Eventually, the barge will turn. Likewise, if you keep feeding attention to the direction you want to go, your life will change.
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ”
– Buddhist Proverb