This is my first post in a while. The last few days were filled with the winds of change. Well, potential change. Well,change with an unknown timeframe. That’s no excuse by any means. It did lead to another topic.
As with any success, it’s contingent on your ability to remain focused. To be honest, it’s easy to focus when everything is going smoothly. The real test occurs when “life throws you a curve ball.” That’s when you find out if you’re going to be successful. There will be moments where your decision is tested by adverse circumstances. Just to see if you’re really serious about accomplishing your goal. It could be deciding to lose weight and your coworker brings in a dozen hot Krispy Kreme Donuts.
I was at that unevenly paved crossroad again a few days ago. The very real possibility of finding another job or even moving altogether found its way into my life. I would love to say I maintained focus. Blasting right through that mental obstacle. Looking at that mountain in my rearview mirror as it got smaller and smaller. You get the picture. Not so. It got the best of me momentarily. The result – the momentum I gained wasn’t lost but slowed down greatly. The only reason the momentum slowed was because I lost focus on my healthy lifestyle.
What does focusing mean? There are various definitions. For me, it just means to keep my goal in the forefront of my mind. Always asking myself is this getting me closer to or further away from my goal. Deciding beforehand how I’ll respond in various situations. Being prepared. Being mindful of what I’m trying to accomplish. Looking at my goals every chance I get. I’ve found if I do that, amazing results are inevitable.
Remember that “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee