Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

I recently met with a woman named Diane. She is starting a new chapter in her life, a new venture that will fuel her passion. Of course, life is giving her some bumps in the road along the way! Recently her day started with an unexpected and unpleasant situation that made her frustrated, irritated and … irritable!

Most of her morning was spent focusing on this situation. As serendipity, or I choose to believe synchronicity can happen at the most unexpected moments, she ran into a friend who could tell something was bothering her. He asked what was going on, and she immediately told him her frustrations and her problem.  Her friend purposefully put his hands on either side of her face and said “Remember, keep your eyes on the prize. Don’t let all of this small stuff get in your way.” Fortunately, she heard him loud and clear!

Diane was feeding her problem by giving it valuable time, energy and focus.  That’s like giving weeds fertilizer and water, and what do you get when you do that? More weeds, more problems!  How many times do we all get bent out of sorts with the small things that we can’t control or predict.  Once she remembered how important her new venture was to her and that it deserved proper attention, it was a simple change of attitude.

You may or may not have a new venture in the works.  Regardless, keeping your eyes on the prize means keeping your focus on a positive end result. Where we put our focus does matter.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cheers and Love to You,
JoAnne

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