Wednesday, June 8, 2011

24 hours a day

How are you doing so far with reaching your goal?  Are you getting closer, or have you given up because it feels to far away?
There may come a time in the near future when you find it a little discouraging because things seem so far away.  There is simple solution to this problem, start living in only 24 hour increments.  I'm sure you've heard of "living in the now", if not it means be where you are exactly at that moment.  Myself, I try not look any further than morning and night. 
It can make the big picture look less intimidating.  This way you look at exactly what needs to be done for today and your not always looking at what could happen three weeks from now.

When you wake up in the morning, be there!  Keep your mind focused on exactly what is happening as you wake up, not what could happen after lunch.  When your work day is finished, try to be focused on that, be done (I once struggled with this), go home to your family or whatever social event you have planned for that night.  You still plan for the future, but all you need to know is which direction your going. Every day work yourself towards that direction, the furthest I need you to plan is for the next day.  All you are doing is writing out the tasks and priorities that must be completed tomorrow, I do this before bed, if you find this stressful write it out in the morning.

All this can be compared to going on a long road trip.  When you get in the car you need to stay focused on exactly where you are at that moment, you must keep your eyes on the road ahead and be guided by your map or guess what?  You could crash if your not focusing on the road because you were focused the whole time how bad traffic is going to be in downtown Toronto  :-)
In life, keep your eyes on the road at all time, and if you stir off track you simply straighted the wheel and get back on track!

Stay motivated
Shane C.

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