December 28, 2021
If you have goals for the New Year or plan to establish them soon or at any time in your life, you definitely should read this.
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Now that Christmas is over, the majority of people begin to set their eyes towards the beginning of a new year. This typically means the creation of New Year’s Resolutions.
Goals, dreams, wishes and wants.
Most articles, podcast, social media posts from just about everybody out there will include the same advice and common steps to goal setting.
Take inventory and reflect on Where you are now. Where you want to be in a month, six month, next year.
Answering the question; What will I do different? What will I do better? What held me back and tripped me up? What did I do well and must continue doing?
All of which is solid and good.
However, we all know the poor statistic that approximately 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail.
So we are obviously missing something.
Please allow me to offer one recommendation, one item, one focus, that if followed through with, will elevate all your goals and significantly increase your chances for success.
Are you ready for it?
BE WHERE YOUR FEET ARE!
Have an undivided attention for THE MOMENT. Be Fully Engaged where you are, with who you are with, doing whatever it is in THAT MOMENT!
Why is this the #1 action item? Because the #1 Threat to you being your best and living life to your full capacity is Distractions.
Stop right now. Right where you are and think about what I just said.
Heck, you most likely have received a text message, email or some notification on your phone since you began reading this.
Distraction are EVERYWHERE! And our mobile devices are at the center of the majority of them.
I did a Google search: Average number of time per day people touch their phones…
Search Result = 2,617 per day. And this is “Average people”
Apparently, according to recent research, for the top 10% of users, this number doubled to over 5,400 touches per day.
If you’re still reading this, I’m confident you are above average :-) So, WOW! NO wonder we are overwhelmed, anxious, and fall short.
We are not Fully Present, because We are distracted. We lack Faith. We are freaked out.
When this happens we undoubtedly lose focus and willpower. We become susceptible to the random ‘winds’ of resistance and chaos. Make poor decisions and fall off the wagon.
When we are not fully present we put ourselves in the position of going through life wishing away what we have RIGHT NOW!
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
— Matthew 6:34
You can not experience anything GOOD where you are not present.
And so often the absolute greatest moments are the small ones. Not the “big” on the mountain top moments we seem to wait for and only choose to be fully present for.
Don’t miss what you have now, pursing what you want later. That, in and of itself is THE DISTRACTION.
You can’t be happy and fulfilled where you are not!
You can’t be a great friend.
An engaged mom or dad.
A loving spouse…if you are not, in THIS MOMENT, present.
And if you're Not Present in the every day moments, how on earth will you achieve your great goals and dreams for the year ahead.
May THIS thought, focus, and goal reside within you. Draw your mind to where you are. Be on Guard against distractions. BE WHERE YOUR FEET ARE PLANTED.
Your Best Days are Now! Your Best Year Yet will be a result of it.
Happy Best You and Best Year Yet,
Brock & Mike