Overcoming health obstacles requires focusing your resources intelligently. A better future is possible! Continue to have faith in that possibility.
Remember: building focus is like building a muscle. It requires intention and effort to encourage growth, but most people don't understand how much our beliefs about our health actually impacts our health.
1. Determine what success looks like.
Focus is easier to maintain if you have a clear objective. You might need to find a better morning routine in order to feel better throughout the day. But what does a “better routine” really mean?
If you feel that it means:
- Easy to implement
- Provides a plan for cardio & strength building
- An eating plan that is not too limiting
- Involves daily meditation
- Checking in with a mentor on a weekly basis
When you have a good picture of what success looks like, you can direct your energy and resources wisely because you know exactly what to strive for.
2. Make a list of what you won’t do.
The great investor, Warren Buffett, suggests the following exercise: Make a list of everything you really want to accomplish and put the list in order. Circle the top three items. His advice is to avoid everything else on the list as if your life depended on it.
‣ Avoid all the distractions in life that don’t matter. Handle your current obstacle. There will be time in the future to accomplish other goals.
3. Create a list of your accomplishments at the end of each day.
Success can increase focus. A little progress can fuel your attention. Spend a few minutes at the end of each day listing your successes, no matter how small.
4. Control your thoughts.
Keep your thoughts on the actions that will bring about positive results.
Can anything impressive be accomplished without focus? Use your time and other resources to the best of your ability. Distractions may be enjoyable, but they won’t help you conquer your obstacles.
“If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
- Michael Jordan