Today, I needed to get gas in my car. My tank was running on empty (“run out of gas on your way to the gas station” type of empty).
I needed to get the kids to school, but I didn’t have time to get them there if I would have stopped for gas. So, I took them to school first.
At that point, my tank was on “if you dare me to keep driving with such a low amount of fuel you will regret it”.
I ignored my tank. After all, what does it know?
Either way, I knew I wanted to get to Costco to get gas. Why? Because Costco is awesome, that’s why! The simple fact that I save anywhere between 10-15 cents per gallon makes Costco worth it…besides all the free food I get if I happen to step inside!
On my way to get gas, I kept a look out for other gas stations, in case I felt I needed to suddenly stop in one before I got to Costco. This led me to do something I haven’t done before. I actually paid attention to where all the gas stations were.
And, I realized that on my way to Costco on previous trips, I had ignored all of these gas stations.
Why had I never paid attention to their gas imparting awesomeness before?
Because I always had a single focus: GET TO COSTCO!
And that communicates a powerful concept in life:
The more you stay focused on the goal, the less you will get distracted.
I realized that I had no reason to pay attention to the other gas stations because I already knew where I was going.
Have you ever wondered why you get so easily distracted on life’s journeys?
I propose to you that you have been distracted due to your lack of focus on a vision, goal or dream.
The more you stay focused on where you’re headed, the less other things on the periphery get your attention.
Stay focused and distractions will become a distant memory!
Where is it that you need to get focused today?
*For the record, I did not run out of gas this time. I was tempted to stop at a gas station about 1/10 of a mile before Costco, but I put my trust in my tank of gas and it pulled through for me!