Life is crazy…
It will make you question everything…
Sometimes it will seem unfair.
Sometimes it will seem amazing.
One week into the New Year, I’m sure we all have resolutions and goals that we want to achieve.
The majority of people have probably given up on those goals because they’ve already reached a fork in the road.
Let me explain…
Far too many times we get so wrapped up in our destination that we forget all about the journey.
All we think about is the starting point and the destination…
When we use GPS, we focus on the journey, right?
Let me ask you a question…
When you are typing something into the GPS, how much do you focus on the starting point?
You probably don’t. I know I don’t.
Because we are extremely familiar with where we are.
How much do you focus on the destination?
Probably not too much besides how long it says it will take to get there.
How much do you focus on the actual journey?
Well that’s where all of the focus goes to.
Trying to decide the best route to take.
The GPS will usually give you the 2 or 3 best routes to follow.
Maybe one route is faster…
Maybe one has better scenery…
Either way it’s ALL about the journey…
But when you choose a route, it’s not always as clear as it seemed, is it?
Accidents happen, lanes become closed and roads shut down.
This causes the GPS to make changes to your route.
When those changes occur, you don’t just give up and stop driving, do you?
That’s being focused on the journey…
Knowing that if you follow it, eventually you will reach your destination no matter how many detours it puts you through.
Unfortunately we don’t approach our goals like this.
We set the destination and only the destination.
Very few of us create a plan to follow and if we do then we usually give up at the first “road block.”
Imagine trying to reach an address you’ve never been without a map or GPS…
Imagine stopping or turning around and going back home at the first traffic accident…
Be aware of your starting point, write down your destination, create an action plan and — most importantly—never lose focus on the journey.
Enjoy the journey, no matter what curveballs it throws at you.