I learned a lot over the past few years about staying focused on my goals.
No matter how challenging or tempting it may be — you must stay on the path. Additionally, those not intended to help you along the way will come into your life and tempt you. If you give in they will pull you off track and into a place or situation, you may not be ready for. I’ve personally been on that journey and during that time I learned a valuable lesson, I’d like to share with you.
Throughout the journey into my purpose, there have been many crossroads and distractions along the way that blurred my focus. Consequently, I’ve had to make many tough choices to evade or remove myself from situations and people that would cause me to get lost along the way.
Oftentimes, the people involved didn’t understand why I would distance myself. They called me an enigma or disappearing act.
In effect, they were left vexed, bereft and wanting. Unfortunately, staying focused while reaching your goals means you may have to leave some people behind that are not meant to come with you.
It’s also important to realize that being a Life Coach means I’ve experienced the many adversities of life that may steer you off your desired path such as, job loss, relationships, family, loss of finances, friends, etc. Some of which you can’t get rid of no matter how badly you may want or need to. In those cases, I had to change the dynamic of those relationships to ensure certain levels of productivity and progression towards my goals. However, that didn’t always work.
In other words, I’ve lost my focus. As a result, a few a miscalculations and aberrations occurred. Not to mention, the trip and fall we all have become accustomed to.
Furthermore, the process of staying focused is daunting and not for the timid of heart. At times I had to unintentionally hurt someone’s feelings. Furthermore, I also had to end a few relationships that caused you me to stagnate, consistently divert or distracted me from my overall purpose. Needless to say, it was very hard — but totally necessary.
In this case, my ability to identify with those that would create synergy with me was paramount. People who would pour into me versus always looking for me to pour into them.
That being said, my journey is ongoing, and more than anything, I always want to make sure I have fun and enjoy my life.
In essence, I never want to focus so much on the goal that I miss the scenery on the way.