“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” - Henry Ford
Early on, when you just start working toward a goal, it’s usually pretty easy to stay on track. You have a vision, you know what steps to take, you can see the end result in your mind’s eye. Problem is that sometimes it’s a long road to get to where you want to be.
Sometimes it’s dark and scary and you’re fumbling around because you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. And often the road is filled with all kinds of noise (internet, TV, radio, video games, naysayers, just to name a few) and potholes (broken relationships, money problems, illnesses, and so on) so it’s really easy to lose focus.
And when you lose focus, it’s even easier to stop and look around and take your eyes off your ultimate goal. And that, my friends, the looking around part is where the problems lie.
HERE’S WHAT CAN DERAIL YOU AS YOU’RE LOOKING AROUND:
SO WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR FOCUS?
Here's an exercise I lead at my motivational seminars, It's called a Life Map where we dig through magazines, looking for pictures of the goals/dreams we have for our lives. I want YOU to dream as BIG as possible, to cut out pictures even if YOU don't see how it is possible to achieve them. So go grab your magazines lying around and get to work..:)
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It works. It does. I promise you it does. But, here’s the kicker, you have to work toward it. This is a perfect project to begin working on over the Christmas holiday!
So do you think it’s important to keep your eyes on the prize when reaching for your goals/dreams? Please feel free to share your thoughts & experiences in the comment box below.
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