John 6:15 - So Jesus, perceiving that they were intending to come and take Him by force to make Him king, withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone. NASU
It doesn't matter if you are planning to run a marathon or lose 5 lbs. Once you set your goal the distractions will immediately start coming your way.
His plan was to become the Savior of mankind. He would become a King but not an earthly one. He would become a Heavenly or Spiritual King.
When people were trying to force their will on Him He headed for the mountains to pray. When people try to get you off your goals do like Jesus separate yourself from them. Find a place where you can have some alone time and pray.
Set yourself some goals and start to work on accomplishing them and see how the life looks different. Instead of the glass being half empty it will be half full.
People who find themselves in a lot of debt are told by their counselors that the first thing to do is set a goal of paying the smallest ones off first because once this is done it gives you a good feeling, a feeling of accomplishment.
When you accomplish one pay off this motivates you to pay off the second and every time another debt is paid off the motivation level raises until they are all completely paid in full.
A person with goals must always watch out for distractions. As we can see in the above text the distraction Jesus was facing was from His own people who He had come there to help.
Some of your distractions may come from the people who are closest to you and know you best. They know you are trying to accomplish certain goals but they still will want you to break your training and go with them.
This is when you must really "stay focused" and say, "No." I have other things I need to do. Notice I didn't say to tell them you can't go. That is negative. You tell them you need to do other things.
The other thing is to stay focused on accomplishing your goals. I guarantee you once you accomplish your goals all those people will want to be around you.
Athletes get tired of doing the same thing over and over again. Some of the best advice I can give you here is to change up your routine some how so that it doesn't lead to boredom.
In fact, physical trainers will always have you change your routines because of "muscle memory" once muscle memory kicks in your gains will start to decrease.
"Stay Focused" and you will accomplish your goals. Jesus did and so can you.
Think On These:
The thing to try when all else fails is again.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way; the other man finds an excuse.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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