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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Keeping your eye on the prize

I have found myself getting bugged lately, by "little things."
That is just not very wise.
A major part of achieving anything in life is keeping your "eyes on the prize".
I was reading today an example of this from the book, "Off Balance on Purpose," by Dan Thurmon.
He writes about tightrope walkers who display amazing feats of balance on a high wire - they are called funambulists.
He writes that these daredevils are constantly making small, critical adjustments, lifting their free leg as a counter weight, raising and lowering arms, adjusting their high-wire pole. 
A good funambulist is never truly at rest or "on balance." 
Thurmon writes, "They are perpetually off balance:  making adjustments that bring (them) through a point of balance, only to readjust on the other side.  Most of these movements are so subtle that they are imperceptible to the audience."  They make it look effortless.
So how do they keep their balance?
Listen to this - it's huge - it is a word for you today.
Thurmon writes, "When new students step onto the rope or cable - they almost always begin with the same flawed game plan.  They stare downward at the wire to ensure that they have the proper footing.  As so they fall - So what is the solution to this dilemma?  If you have ever closely watched professional tightrope walkers, you may recall that they never look down at their feet or the wire or to either side at their hands (or the balance pole).  Rather, they keep their head up and look forward toward the goal - the faraway platform - in front of them."
Wow - great words.
What are you trying to achieve today?  Keep your eye on the goal.  Don't let the "barking dogs" around you demand your attention.  Focus on the majors and not the minors.  Keep on going - with the help of God.
Just a thought for a Tuesday.

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