Focus On What's Right in Front of You

Sometimes when you set new goals and resolutions for yourself you can get overwhelmed after the honeymoon wears off. Doesn’t it seem that the exuberance begins fizzling just weeks in? It’s during this time that you can begin doing two things: looking back and looking forward.

You look back into your past and recall just how passionate you were at the beginning. Now, all that remains is an obligation it seems. 

You also look forward. You begin piling up all the new tasks and all the new responsibilities. You survey it all stacked together in one great pile, and you begin to doubt. You begin to ask yourself questions like, “Did I make a mistake?  What happened to the enthusiasm? Is this goal really right for me?” 

I’ve been there. It’s an uncomfortable spot. If that’s you, here’s my advice: Dwell less on the past and quit brooding over the future. Instead, just focus on what’s right in front of you. Focus on the here and now. Ask yourself, “What small, simple step can I take right now that will draw me closer to my goal?

The past has passed. Accept it. The future isn’t guaranteed. Acknowledge it. The present is here. Live it.