When we set goals, somewhere along the way we hit unexpected circumstances and bumps in the road. These situations may cause us to get side tracked, stop dead in our tracks, detour or a take a turn for the worst. The consequence of not staying on course is abandonment of hope, loss of determination, inability to focus on what’s before you in order to complete your goal. There will be times where you will be viewed as unrealistic or crazy. You may not get the support you expect or the support you think you need and this can be extremely discouraging. As discouraging as this may be, it’s just a part of the processes. The road ahead is yours and yours alone. Some may travel with you along the way but ultimately it’s your own personal journey.
Anything worth having takes hard work and sacrifice. It’s definitely not easy. The most important thing is to look straight ahead with tunnel vision and realize obstacles may slow you down but by no means should stop you. This is the only way to endure unpleasant experiences and complete tasks you otherwise would not do. Keeping your eye on the prize is paramount.
If you don’t keep a clear eye on the direction you’re going… how will you ever get to your destination?
Worrying about what others think and do will have you exasperated chasing your tail rather than your dream. Stop. Look. Focus. The finish line is just beyond the horizon. Each step forward is a step closer. Don’t stop. Don’t talk. Keep moving. With each step remind yourself what you want, why you’re doing this and how much closer you are today than you were yesterday.