Friday, March 12, 2010
Focus on driving.
That's right: FOCUS is the name of the game.
I was driving the other day and it downed on me that all you have to do is focus on driving. I mean, if you want to drive fast and safe you've got to be focused. You can't admire beauty and landscape outside. You can't read a newspaper certainly :) You shouldn't talk on the phone. In many countries it's forbidden anyway.
Of course, you can listen to the radio. You have a conversation with a passenger. With experience you acquire more advanced skills. After a while behind the wheel you don't think much about changing gears and stuff other involved in driving.
The same lesson applies to life itself. If you want to get somewhere in life, you've got to be focused. You need to set a clear goals and then focus on achieving them. It's that simple actually!
There are numerous opportunities along the way. If you don't focus, if you don't commit to your goals, you'll be easily distracted by the next "bright and shiny" thing. Should you get distracted behind the wheel of your car, you can crash. In life, unless you are focused, you'll have plenty mini crashes. Sometimes, once in the while comes along a big crash. You haven't driven safe. You've got distracted.
In life, unless you stay focused, you'll get distracted many times during the day. Eventually, you will find yourself struggling with all kind of problems. At the end of the day you realized, you haven't achieved much. Why? Because you let yourself to be distracted. You have not stayed focused on what you really want to achieve.
You've been driving from point A to point B, but soon enough you've taken that side alley, then another one. Eventually, you've found yourself lost and struggling in life.
So what is the solution?
Get focused and stay focused!
Choose your goals and then go after them in the most direct way there is.
Stay focused and keep driving. You'll get there.