Focusing on the destination rather than on the journey

Focusing on the end goal gets you there.

Sounds easy enough, to get from Point A to Point B, right?

But along that journey distractions, impediments, and life circumstances can pull you away or block your path.

To illustrate, imagine driving your car from your home to your office.

The primary goal is just to get there safe and sound.

But let’s say you get hungry and you stop at a drive-thru to get something to eat. You’re no longer focused on your primary goal. A secondary task has taken its place.

Back in the car on the way to the office you pass a Nike outlet and decide it’s time to buy a new pair of running shoes. Again, this takes you away from your primary objective.

After buying new shoes, you decide to call your buddy to tell him about it. This little act is one more distraction.

Switching from your primary goal to a multitude of different secondary goals may seem harmless.

But every time you lose focus it is an opportunity to get side-tracked permanently.

When the stakes are high, you can’t operate with this type of decisionmaking and expect to be successful.

Every journey is potentially full of distractions. Our attention is naturally attracted to other interests. It’s our impulsivity at work. 

To reach our end goals we must learn to instantly recognize a distraction and be aware that it is secondary and an impediment to reaching our destination.

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