Have you noticed that the day you are so determined to have a great day or week is the day that distractions appear.
Distraction and sideshow’s seem to know when to appear. Mostly when you start succeeding in something – like your goals, targets or just when you know you have mastered a skill.
They call a meeting with each other to discuss you.
They discuss your resolve. They even know how much progress you have mastered and made. They then look at your will power and determination to achieve your goals. They decide that they cannot know for sure, how determined and focused you are to your goals. Hence they agree to test you. And because they are such good friends, each will have a go at you – it’s a fair level playing ground 🙂
So, the week or day that all is going on well, distraction shows up. To see if you will stick to your plans as he(or she) does the thing they know best; steal your focus and keep you distracted. The thing about distraction is that he/she needs just 3-10 seconds of your mind, eyes and emotions. (in any order)
Once successful he or she disappears; to watch your reaction and following actions. For some of us pop corn is ordered as both of them plus a few other friends mainly complaints, anger, sadness and pity arrive. If you are not too careful, revenge envy and jealous might join them which now brings in toxicity!
And this is where side-show gets a tad bit jealous of all the attention distraction is getting and decides to do their thing too.
I wonder what do you do when the tide changes and the rains change to storms?
What do you do when the smooth sailing winds change?
Normally I must admit sometimes I literally throw myself a pity party. Other times I seek sympathy from my friends. Other times especially alone I actually agree with the movie watchers!
Its horrible once I have reached that point. You know what they say, they always say the same things.
“you’re not good enough that’s why…….”
“who told you, you would succeed?……”
“These things don’t work, ……..”
“After all you have done and nothing to show for it……..”
“How long will you do this to yourself. …….”
The list can go on and on.
By this time I usually throw a huge tantrum-in private:-)
After which I pick myself up and I go where I can get strength to help my mind to stop listening to all those lies.
Yes those are all lies.
I am reminded; If someone else has been successful so can I. It might take me slightly longer but it’s achievable.
And so once I have renewed my mind, claimed my promises, claimed back my power; I go about by kicking these rent free uninvited guest out my mind.
by going to do the things I had set out to do in the first place, now with a little more swag and attitude.
I remind my creator that He said to ask, so I do. To seek and I do and finally I knock and knock and knock.
You know what happens?
Big doors open 🙂
I dare you to try it out when distraction and side-show appear in 2015