This may not be popular statement, but “this year has been a distraction for lots of people.” I mean come on you have the pandemic of Coronavirus, you have riots, protest, home school, quarantined life etc. So which leads me to my point.
Have you ever been so out of it , that you forget how to do the thing you had been or started doing? Your routine that you had the day that you got things going in 2020 and you started the new year were working out and then…bam! A distraction a major life change or what is currently happening in the world today.
It’s All A Distraction.I’m gonna give you one tip of what really helps me to get back or stay on track and re-engage myself when I was so distracted this year. I just wrapped up a training on consistency and this is what I was reminded of the step needed to take.
1. Reset your sights — keep them low for now, meaning when I got started with the new habit what did I do purposely to get started? Whatever was easiest, one would say what ever made me feel good.
So for instance if I was to work out and want to get in shape or healthy fit, the first thing I would do is make my mind to walk through the doors of the gym if able to, or walk around the block etc.. It wasn’t to work out for an hour or lift for an hour and a half or go to an aerobics class it was just basically can I walk in the door of the gym, literally pull my car into the parking lot, park then get out of my car and walk to the gym open door and step in.(Success)
What sometimes I think people do is forget that it’s a long term race. If you have to decide it’s something long-term that you’re committed to this thing over the long-haul, good! This is not that you’re trying to get something done in 21 days or 30 days or 60 days(short term goals are fine) like I’m gonna lose the 20 pounds but if you say to me you know what over the course of my lifetime it could take me a year, could take me two years to get there, could take me three years I’m committed to this thing long-term. Saying, “I made a decision back in January or back in March, February whatever it is I made a decision to make myself better to just do it. I need to make a priority my finances or family relationships or health or whatever it is you made a decision. I consider it a long-term decision so if you get the derailed or you get disrupted or you get knocked off your consistent effort.
So I encourage you take the guesswork out of your success and do the things that got you there in the first place, stick to the basics. Go back to the basics so when you’re derailed, that you lock into the consistent effort. It’s OK, listen it’s OK to make mistakes to get distracted, just jump back up and just get started again do the simplest task that’s right in front of you..
This is more than just rockin body although it is a great step to looking at ways to improve other areas in your life, but you need to get back up and move forward. It is time to re-establish your dreams and goals with this new normal. We need you to clear out the distractions and move forward.
God bless you maximizers and thanks for your attention-Coach Milton
We are creatures of habit and habitually we are accustomed to living with the knowledge that in the dark of night, dawn is just around the corner. Now, imagine a night that never ends. I have experienced a night like that, a night that even though the sun rises it is still dark.
These days and last few months have been full of darkness in our world, the sun has set and it feels like one of the longest nights ever. And if you agree with me let me know with a comment below. But, this isn’t the end of the story, and how do I know this? We are experiencing a brand new day!
With every new day whether experiencing the light or a feeling of darkness, there is hope. And hope doesn't disappoint! My heart goes out to those that are in a dark place today, been in a dark place or walking into one.
Can I encourage you because I too was in a dark place and over time, now I understand it is darkest before the dawn and I am reminded of this every morning. It want an easy process and there are days when the light is very dim, but I still rise and move forward.
The world needs you to rise up again and shake off the darkness because by you doing that automatically gives permision to others to rise up. There are still dreams and talents within you that need expression in our world.
Hope this brief write up encourages you to take one more step today.
I am battling with myself as of late fighting with thinking positive or being in a state of joy. I am the biggest fan of positive thinking, because I think and know of the alternative and that is to worry, be in fear, struggle with doubt and insecurities. We all fall victim to this mindset and it can become a cancer that only grows with every opportunity it is given. So, my philosophy is that I work and I work and I work to dilute the pollution that so easily clouds my mind and judgement.
One principle I live by is to assume positive intent , this of course comes by way of relationships, but it can be used with external circumstances that come against you not in your favor. Going to the thought that this is “happening for me , not against me!” Assuming positive intent is one of the toughest muscles I have been developing for some time, years! But, of late it is very difficult to assume what others intentions are by way of media and conversations. We do have the power to not judge but to be introspective and assume the best intent possible for myself and others. And, when the stent is made know ,then and only then should you take appropriate actions.
Getting to ground zero in your mind and emotions
Ground zero is the point in which you are clear and ready to absorb and produce the positive , happy life you envision and long for yourself and others. Here are a couple of insights on how to get to ground zero:
Embrace- Embrace what ever is troubling you, this is different than accepting it as it is. This is more allowing it to flow through and and experience it. What this does is brings down the resistance barrier, relieves stress and allows you to begin to think.
Tell it — This is simple, but you need to have trusted people in your life you can tell your anxieties, doubts and fears to and people who will help you see the broader picture.
Write it- Journaling, note taking, jotting down are keys to allowing your flesh and mind to be in harmony knowing this is what is going on and expressing it in a tangible way. Journaling allows you to take a step up in your personal and emotional growth as well. Because its a matter of time that another challenge will present itself in life.
I assure you when you follow this simple guideline, you will get you to ground zero and this will aid you on experiencing the joy and power of positive thinking.
I hope this blesses you today- coach Milton
Milton is genuine, persistent, and sincere. There are very few things that detract Milton from his pursuit of what he believes in. His attitude is fantastic and professionalism top notch. -
International speaker, creator of Maximizing Moments with Milton and the Author of Your Purpose, Your App -How to Stop Drifting and Start Living.