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November 2, 2012

Detours, Distractions ….English!

View detours as challenges, not excuses Whether you write down your goals, or just know what you need to do each day, life has a way of interrupting sometimes.

It doesn’t matter if it’s writing, career, fitness, financial, or any other category —detours can, and generally do, happen to even the most successful people.

The challenge is to stay focused and see the interruptions and setbacks for what they are – delays – and not as excuses for giving up.

It can be especially difficult when you see your goal ahead to be waylaid by life, but if everything were simple, everyone would be doing it all, right?

Maybe we can’t always move forward as fast as we want, but we can always be determined to reach the goal, no matter what.

Some tips:

Keep in mind that the only way to fail is to quit. Honest. If you keep trying, you’re not failing. Life happens – interruptions and setbacks are part of life. Accept this as you do the fact that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. View the setbacks as a detour – I see them as orange pylons put in front of me on a straight road – the detour could be short and sweet or long and meandering, but it’s still just a detour. Realize that your endpoint hasn’t moved, you have — adjust course to keep going. Stay focused on your goals and keep working. You’ll get there.


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