Have you ever held food up in front of a dog and moved it from side to side and up and down? What does he typically do? My dog’s eyes do not move off of the food. He follows it very intently because in his world at that very moment, the food is ALL he can think about and all that he wants…eating the food is that dog’s goal!
What kind of focus do you have on your goals? Do you have your eyes fixed directly on the one aim that you want to achieve, never looking away or do you have one eye on your goals while the other is on something not as important?
If you really want to reach your goals, it has to be on your mind all of the time. Think about it, dream about it, worked toward it, and even plan your day around achieving it. If you have your mind focused on that one thing, it is almost impossible not to achieve!
Most people will tell me all about what their goals are and how they are going to achieve them. One thing I have learned in my years as a player and a coach is to never listen to what they say. Many people are great salesman. They can get you to buy into their dream and truly make you believe they will achieve it. However, most people only talk about it. They aren’t willing to put in the work necessary to achieve that worthwhile goal.
Instead of listening to the person, watch their actions and see what they tell you. Are they almost obsessive about how they’re going to achieve their goals? Do you see them constantly working towards their achievement? It is very easy to see the difference between talk and action. It’s usually tough to tell after 1 week, but if you give it 6 months, the true workers will appear and they will be much closer to their goal than the person that just likes to talk about it!