Aug 18, 2014 - Is determination blinding you? Is there something that you are trying to achieve that is all consuming? Do you feel that you must stay entirely focused on this particular effort, otherwise you will not realize success in the endeavor? Are other areas of your life or work beginning to suffer as a result of this intense focus? Being determined is a commendable quality to possess as long as it doesn't become an excuse for not doing other things that are important to your well being. When your determination becomes obsessive, there is a sense of desperation that is very likely blinding you from seeing your way through a challenge or road block.
Take an MM&I Moment to understand why you feel so determined to achieve this particular goal. What are your underlying reasons for accomplishing it? How will it nurture and help you achieve other goals and desires? What is missing in your life or work that is compelling you to focus so intensely on this particular aim? Is your determination partially driven by a feeling that you are stuck or not making the progress you thought you would have made by now? Sometimes, the best thing you can do for yourself is to take a step back and focus your energy on a related goal when you are feeling so much pressure in relation to achieving another goal. By giving yourself permission to take a slight break, you may very well realize a breakthrough. What you believe to be the road to your success may be the very thing that is keeping you from getting there.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs." - Anthony Robbins