We are constantly struggling to get everything done that is on our list. We face distractions that come at us, one after another. It seems difficult, at times, to achieve anything but there is a solution.
John Jones was waiting in the airport terminal for his flight. He had a few minutes to spare and was wandering through the gates when he came upon an antique fortune telling machine. This machine looked like a very large scale that had a large dial about eye level that gave you your weight and when you inserted a coin it would tell your fortune.
Being intrigued with the machine, John stepped on to the scale and inserted a coin. The machine printed his fortune and it exited from the slot next to the coin insert area. On the slip it read, “Your name is John Jones, you weigh one hundred eighty-eight pounds and you are a taking the two twenty to Boston.”
Astounded by the accuracy, he decided to try again. He stepped onto the scale and inserted a coin. Out came the fortune which read, “You are still John Jones, you still weigh one hundred eighty-eight pounds and you are still taking the two twenty to Boston.
He was very puzzled by this and decided to disguise himself to see if he could trick the machine. He took his bag into the restroom, changed his clothes and went back to the machine. He stepped onto the scale, inserted a coin and out came the fortune. This time the fortune read, “Your name is still John Jones, you still weigh one hundred eighty-eight pounds but you just missed the two twenty to Boston.
John Jones was so distracted by the machines ability to tell him such detail about himself that he missed the opportunity to get himself where he wanted to go. You are no different than him in that you get distracted by all the things that are presented to you. You are bombarded by email, Facebook posts, text messages, news, coworker’s demanding your attention, now and so many other things that you lose sight of your destiny and one day you look up wondering how you got to where you are and what it was that you really set out to achieve.
You can achieve everything in life that you want. There are just somethings that you need to do in order to keep your focus.
Know what you want to be, do or have
Have a resounded reason why
Make sure that it is good, right and just for everyone involved
Know what things you need to achieve it
Know who you need to help you. You cannot do it alone. ie. Mentor, coach, assistant, etc
Identify thing special needs or abilities that you personally need to achieve it
Discover and solve as many obstacles as you can and solve them before they become reality
Write down the steps that you need to take to achieve it
“You can have everything that you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what it is that they want.” Zig Ziglar