“Ultimately, each person chooses whether he comes out of the tumbler crushed or polished.” Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
Success in life, whether abundant or lacking, tends to correlate with the consistency of of our choices and decisions. The ones many we make, the ones we avoid, and the ones we are ignorant about. Life is indeed full of them. Our personal and professional growth & success depends on the level of confidence we have regarding how and what we habitually choose for achieving what we want. And of course, the actions we take when the inevitable challenges, obstacles or adversity materialize.
We all find ourselves in overwhelm & the paralysis of feeling stuck at some point. That’s why clarity on our priorities can be the saving lifeline. Attention is central in determining focus for what is important. Anchoring what is important with a priority focused mindset serves as a ballast to what matters most to us! A priority focused mindset homes in on the important goals & the strategic steps to propel us into growth, expanding our boundaries. The motivation that meaningful goals provide, get us out of the rut of the mechanical routine. Priority goals sustain our focus on the plans and decisions made to achieve them, anchoring our commitments, in spite of the demands, whirlwind and overwhelm from everything else going on in life.
A priority focused mindset serves as a compass for executing on these priority goals, and a guiding system for progressive growth into our realm of power and confidence. It becomes an inherent process for transcending obstacles, challenges, and circumstances. It provides a forward focus for planning, anticipating, perceiving & responding differently when the disruptions of change or the unexpected happen. That mindset is shaped with internal motivation, determination, persistence, and well-developed courage muscles to keep progressing towards the goals that matter most.
The journey towards our best self is in facing the challenges & obstacles in pursuit of our priority goals. We actualize our potential through experience, using all our skills, talents, and capabilities to keep stretching into our progressive best. A priority focused mindset is formed through continual and deep engagement with the vision & our potential best self to regularly propel us through the short & long distance towards what matters most.
“Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement…” Michael Korda