What you pay attention to determines what you’re influenced by.
What you’re influenced by determines who you are.
Who you are determines what you crave and what you fear.
What you crave and fear determines what you believe.
What you believe determines everything you experience and how you experience.
You believe you know who you are, and how to get things you want, and avoid things you fear.
But those beliefs aren’t necessarily true. They’re determined by what you’re paying attention to.
And that’s usually a matter of habit, and mindless routine.