WHAT IS COMPETING FOR YOUR FUTURE?
How Short-term Gains Can Derail a Long-Term Vision
Are you a person that says yes to everything and then does nothing? Or, maybe, you’ve said yes to a short-term shiny object or pretty person, at the expense of a long-term gain. I think at one time or another we have all overcommitted and pursued instant gratification at the expense of what we really wanted.
Why the hell do we do these things?
Shiny objects that distract us, and pretty people that live on purpose, present themselves and overpower us at times in different life cycles. Stacking these events over the course of many years can create a mountain that gets between us and our bigger vision. This is how many people arrive at the end of their lives wondering how life escaped them and why it was so dissatisfying.
What am I talking about here? I’m talking about Keeping Your WHY fresh and being true to Yourself.
IS IT TIME TO REFRESH YOUR WHY?
I know that I have had to refresh my why repeatedly, over the last two years. In times of massive uncertainty, we look for ways in which to comfort ourselves. We can get stuck in a pattern of instant gratification in order to feel more secure about the future. Those shiny objects, substances, and pretty people can then compete with the bigger vision of the future.
It can be very hard in the moment, to see that our appetites are out of control. We can justify almost anything in order to pursue a short-term gain. Being in this disillusioned state of mind can distort our perceptions of where we’re headed in life.
What is your WHY?
Not having a clear answer to this question can make it easy to become distracted and lose sight of what we really want.
Ask yourself the following questions repeatedly and write your answers on a piece of paper. Revisit your answers over the course of a week and ask yourself “why” you answered the way that you did.
BE TRUE TO YOU
What is it RIGHT NOW that is competing for your future? What or Who is difficult to say no to? If we don’t curb our appetites from a short-term gain, they will compete for our future and more than likely defeat us.
Visionary leaders rule over distractions and not have them rule over them. Refresh your “why” on a daily basis and gain endless motivation to get to the future that you really want.
Be True to Yourself, my friend and you’ll be happy with the outcome.
REFRESH YOUR WHY JOURNAL – LIFE MASTERY JOURNAL SERIES
Have you tried everything you can think of to find purpose and achieve your goals but seem to be stuck in a holding pattern? Maybe it's time to refresh your why.
The Refresh Your Why Success Blueprint 30 Day Journal was designed to help you understand what you want, why you want it, and then assist you in creating an action map to close the gap from where you are now to where you want to be. This daily refresh will help you to focus on your highest values, which will give you endless motivation to do the activities that will get you to what you really want. Refresh your why and live on purpose.