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Am I able to focus on my goals?

Monday, February 19, 2007

Concentration is the ability to think of absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.

- Ray Knight, professional athlete

Calm your mind. Quiet all of the distractions surrounding you. Concentrate on the one task at hand. Often a naysayer can cloud our minds and break our focus. What in your life distracts you? In the moment of need, silence your brain and allow yourself to stay focused. Save your worries about tomorrow and guilt over yesterday's failures for another time. Maybe you need to meditate, pray, or simply spend a few moments quietly gathering yourself before tackling the project at hand. Now is the time for just one thing--reaching your goal. Today, focus your energy, clear your head, and achieve!


WOW! These are great thoughts! I am so easily distracted when I allow myself to be. Sometimes I wish I had blinders on so that I could ONLY see the road ahead and not that which my periferal vision see. There are so many things in my life that distract me from the goals I have set.

Now is the time to silence my brain, and allow myself to be focused. It's like that track runner that is poised for the gun, concentrating on ONLY that sound. If he/she lets the mind drift, they will move and thus have a false start and could be out of the meet. So therefore, to silence my mind, listen ONLY to that which will help me to reach my goal.. and then like that sprinter, go out and achieve!

Today, I choose to focus my energy, clear my head, and achieve! Thank you Lord!


  


a simple act

Sunday, February 18, 2007

A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight

It is so easy to just walk by someone and not even give them the time of day. So easy to be focused on the ME of the moment that others are just blanked out. What could be missing from a second of interaction?? A change in mood? a change of outlook? a change in the entire day? A change in a life?

Just never ever know what that second of a friendly hello can do for someone. I know when I am out running or even just walking, I find it helpful to step out of ME and greet another person. It's a simple act that valadates their existance. They aren't invisible and neither am I.

I remember just this past Jan while on Holiday in NJ that every person I passed while running I greeted. At first I was the person saying hello all the time. Then an amazing thing happened a couple days into doing this, other people that I had passed on previous mornings started greeting me FIRST. How cool is that.!! It's such a simple act, but it puts a smile on each others face!!

  


learning curve

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sometimes the worst and most painful experiences are the ones that help us grow the most. Having a positive attitude can deflate even the scariest situation. Overcoming adversity can help you achieve the extraordinary!

It's like being made into iron from steel, or being pressed like a piece of coal into a diamond, or maybe that foot-covered beach being made smooth as glass by the ocean waves. These things don't happen without 'pain' to the surface. How can I expect to not have painful experiences?

Those things happen and I too feel that the learning comes through the experience and maybe it's a test to see how I will react. Oh it's so easy to get crazy and negative when the world around is just one boggie man type of environment or when I am having a 'bad day'. But to turn it all around and bring out the positive in that situation is the real shining light, the diamond, or the steel! Being put through the fire DOES make one stronger, if they allow it to happen.

Since I want to be strong, then I will allow the fire and I will be the steel!

  


learning curve

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sometimes the worst and most painful experiences are the ones that help us grow the most. Having a positive attitude can deflate even the scariest situation. Overcoming adversity can help you achieve the extraordinary!

It's like being made into iron from steel, or being pressed like a piece of coal into a diamond, or maybe that foot-covered beach being made smooth as glass by the ocean waves. These things don't happen without 'pain' to the surface. How can I expect to not have painful experiences?

Those things happen and I too feel that the learning comes through the experience and maybe it's a test to see how I will react. Oh it's so easy to get crazy and negative when the world around is just one boggie man type of environment or when I am having a 'bad day'. But to turn it all around and bring out the positive in that situation is the real shining light, the diamond, or the steel! Being put through the fire DOES make one stronger, if they allow it to happen.

Since I want to be strong, then I will allow the fire and I will be the steel!

  


It's up to me

Friday, February 16, 2007

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

How very true that happens is up to me. No, not blame someone else for what happens whether its good or bad. I am the one that makes my own destiny and to remember that.

I am in control. I am an adult so therefore if it is to be, it's up to me!

  


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