One day I was cleaning out the family car and was reflecting on when it was new - the new car smell and the fresh spotless carpet. I could remember the kids enjoying just sitting in it and wanting to learn about all the new gadgets and buttons. Everything about the car was cool. But, after several months of exposure, the excitement wore down. The new smell became less appealing, the carpet resembled spilled drinks and snacks, and the gadgets seem to be just another button.
In time our new goals will become our old goals. But, because a goal is old doesn't mean it has been accomplished. Success comes from reaching our goals no matter the age. To reach our goals, we must possess some "mental toughness" to resist being worn out. A great writer said it this way, "Mental toughness is when you find fuel in an empty tank." Let's look at 3 key boosters to keep freshness in the tank.
3 Fresh Boosters
1. Set Mind – We must keep before us the purpose of why we desire to accomplish our goals. A clear purpose can keep us fresh during the stale seasons.
Set your mind to fulfill your purpose everyday. If it's a degree, allow that purpose to drive you to study hard. If it's a position on the job, work to fulfill the requirements not the co-workers. Stay fresh with a mind set on achieving your purpose.
2. Open Mind – The challenges of working around obstacles can be like a maze. It sometimes requires us to go back in order to advance forward to our goals. This can be frustrating and tiring. But our minds must be open to the shifts that life brings.
Allow yourself to be open to small steps in a different direction. They are not always apart of failure. Keep this area fresh by reflecting on the larger picture which is the reason for your goals. Associate yourself with like minded people that can push you to see beyond your limits. The freshness of open mindedness can come when you allow yourself to have a teachable mind that always want to know more.
3. Focused Mind – Distractions can wear us out quickly. And one of the strongest distractions is staleness. This comes from grinding day-in and day-out. But to acheive success with our goals we must stay focused through the grind.
Stephen Richards says, "Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal....Tame your mind with constant focus on your goals and desires." Work to improve each day by focusing on making today better than yesterday. Excellence is never mastered it has to be achieved daily. Focus your mind to acheive your goals with excellence.
Be mentally tough by - setting your mind, opening your mind and focusing your mind. Go boost your life full of purpose, passion, and power!