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Look Long

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

One of the things I learned riding my motorcycle is to make sure to always look long. If you stare at the pothole thinking it will make it easier to avoid it, you WILL hit it. You and your bike will always head toward where your eyes are pointed. If you want to go left around the corner, lead with your eyes. If you are always aware, your peripheral vision will sharpen and you will be able to see and avoid road hazards.

It's the same for me with my goals. If I concentrate on the cookies, I'll surely eat them. I am always aware of potential hazards with my peripheral "vision", and I am able to aim toward the goal.

Stay always aware and keep looking long!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BANKER-CHUCK 1/19/2012 5:23PM

    You hit the nail on the head!! During my dirt bike racing days we used to call those holes and rock "magnetic". You look at it and you will hit it!
Last May I went off tracking and my scale and profile show the results by regaining a third of the weight I have lost.
Like you said, "...keep looking long."

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BRATS4 12/31/2011 1:20PM

    great way to look at it.thanks

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WVAWACKADOO 12/29/2011 11:08PM

    Good example & of course there are bumps along the road & we can get there immediately. We can stay on the straight & narrow or we can take some side will just take us longer to get there Thanks for sharing...

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DARLENEK04 12/28/2011 6:44PM



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ZUCCHINIQUEEN 12/28/2011 3:18PM

    Makes a lot of sense, Nell!

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DEMETERSCO 12/28/2011 9:34AM

    Well put - I know I tend to focus too hard on what's in my face rather than seeing the whole picture. I think you're very brave to ride a motorcycle!
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BITTYGIRL51 12/27/2011 11:48PM

    Good advice!

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FISHINGLADY66 12/27/2011 10:03PM

    emoticon Thanks for the Tip.

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GINNAR 12/27/2011 9:16PM

    Thanks for some great tips. We all need these as we navigate our way out of the holiday mode!

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67CAMARO_SS 12/27/2011 5:26PM

    Awesome analogy!
Keep looking long!!
June :)

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MEADSBAY 12/27/2011 5:03PM

    Wise words, indeed, my friend!

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