Monday, June 11, 2007

Are You Stuck In The Past? Break Free By Focusing On Where You're Going

Are you stuck right now in your life?

Are you trapped because you are focused on your past rather than your future?

Here's what I mean by that.

So often a large part of why we are stuck is because we're focused on the past.

And because you are locked into your past decisions and outcomes, the tendency is to believe they are an accurate forecast of your future.

And they are, so long as you continue to make the same quality of decisions.

So the trick is to take responsibility for leading yourself to where you want to go rather than where you've been. You accomplish that by focusing on where you are going.

Once you are focused on where you are going, it enables you to make a decision to do something different to break the pattern that you've lived up to now.

So, ask yourself this question.

How do you like the results you've gotten so far?

If your answer is you'd like the results to be a lot better, then look steadfastly forward and stay very focused on where you are going.

You do that by reviewing your goals, which we've talked about previously.

Let where you are going serve as your guide to the decisions you make. And always make decisions that will move you closer to your goals.

Your results will immediately begin to improve.

So, at the risk of repeating myself, if you are stuck, odds are it's because you are primarily looking at what was or what is. Until you look at where you intend to go, nothing can change.

If there are things in your life you want to change, then take the personal responsibility to lead yourself.

Drop the drama of your past, release it , and move forward. One step at a time, focus clearly on where you are going and what step you can take today -- right now -- to move closer to that place.

Then repeat the process. Over and over day by day.

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