Do you get distracted easily? A phone call, an email, a text message, an emergency, a problem, etc. can all grab our attention. When this happens, the goals we had set out to accomplish in a day may not happen or can take much longer than anticipated. Of course, this is life, but what about our big goals. How many times do you deviate from the course to accomplishing your big goals just to later say I wish I would’ve done _____________ ? We will all deviate some from our course to achieving our goals because life doesn’t stop around us, but don’t deviate so far from the course of your goals that you can’t even see your goals anymore. You may never find your way back to your goals.
Disneyland and California Adventure
My family just got back from Disneyland and California Adventure. One of my favorite rides at California Adventure is Midway Mania. My family always competes for the highest score. Unfortunately, my husband won every time. 😑 But I’m not a sore loser at all. No way. 😒 (Okay. Maybe just a little. I’m going to look up cheats in the future, so that I can win next time. I was close. But close still = a loss 👎 😢.)
When we rode Midway Mania, there is this trick that my teen told me about at the very end. There are three railroads and carts with targets keep coming at you. He said that you want to stick with one and keep shooting at it. As you keep hitting the targets on the one railroad, the target points increase. My son beat me the first time, but I beat him the second time 😎. I’m not bragging either. (Okay, maybe just a little.)
The first time I played Midway Mania on this trip, my eyes couldn’t help but notice the other targets with points falling off the railroads. I got distracted (or maybe greedy 😳 ), and I shot at all three targets because I wanted all the points. Well, you know how this story ends. The points on the one track never went higher, so I had to settle for getting the lower points even though I was shooting at targets on three different railroads. Therefore, I lost 😢.
Don’t Deviate from the Course of Your Goals
What is the point of this story, and how does it relate to goals? We all have grand ambitions, but it’s difficult to achieve all of them at once. Imagine that at the end of each railroad is one of your goals. The harder you shoot at it or work on hitting each target, the higher the points go. Points are your skills and development toward that goal. The more you work on a goal and stay on the same railroad, the closer you will be to achieving it. If you get distracted and start spending your time on the other two tracks, you are getting further away from finishing any goal.
Don’t be a sore loser like someone I know. (Wait a minute, that would be me!😳 ) Stay on track and don’t get easily distracted. Tackle one big goal at a time. If you spend most of your energy at getting better at a goal and staying on the railroad that leads to that goal, you are bound to reach the end of it, right? Therefore, you are bound to reach/achieve your goal. Don’t wish you would’ve done this or that…..Go do it!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend ☀️. I’m going to find the cheats to the Midway Mania game so I’ll be ready next time! 😂
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