What you focus on is what you get!
What On Earth does that mean?
I was told that years ago by an old baseball coach of mine I listened and got it. I got it so much that I made the state team and received plenty of awards. So yes I was good at baseball.
You see “old Norm” (my Baseball coach) was actually a Life coach and he was a great mentor to me. He was one of those blokes that if you followed what he said…it just happened!
I still remember that defining moment…It was grand final day, 35 degree heat and I was just not motivated…Norm saw this and walked up to me and said “forget what your head says just focus on the ball at all times…that’s it” he said.
I took on his advice I focused like never before. The opposition pitcher was throwing at 90miles an hour… I listened to the advice and guess what?…First pitch of the game I hit the ball right out of the park. I was seeing the ball like a watermelon… really…it was amazing.
So I got it in baseball… I was getting cool results!
But I wasn’t getting cool results in other parts of my life.
It wasn’t till later that I really got it when I started putting it into practice with life in general.
You see I started acting as ‘as if’ I already had it. The amazing thing was I started getting results just as I did in Baseball…
And now the results are happening in all parts of my life.
So here’s what I did!
I looked at the parts of my life I was getting cool results.
I then used that attitude and put it into parts of my life that wasn’t going so well.
I started focusing on the end result… The desired outcome.
You see Norm always helped us see the big picture and work hard on the tiny steps that got us winning title after title.
He was teaching us that by taking the small action steps at training that would lead us to the desired outcome…
So now I don’t say “Man that would be nice if… Blah Blah”
I Say “When I get this, how cool will it be ” and always have that level of focus.
Stay Tuned…. tomorrow I’ll talk about ‘Your Language Creates Your Reality’Google+