Your focus determines your perspective. Don’t give up what you want most for what you want right now in this moment.
Let’s say you are getting ready to take a shower but as soon as you turn on the faucet, you realize there’s no hot water. None. In fact, it is freezing cold.
What do you do? Do “push through” the freezing cold water and get in there, so you can feel nice and refreshed afterwards? Or do you wait until later?
Likely it depends on what you’ve got going on that day...
You might decide you’re not that dirty and you can just throw a little dry shampoo on it and wait till later.
But if you’ve got something special going on like a big presentation or a date - taking the cold shower might be worth it.
The water feels the same in both cases, but it’s what we’re focused on that makes it more (or less!) tolerable.
If we focus only on the discomfort – the few moments we’re actually IN the shower, feeling that freezing water beating down on us – then it doesn’t seem worth it.
But if we focus on the outcome – how we feel AFTER – then we’re more willing to experience the temporary discomfort.
It’s like that with almost everything that takes us out of our comfort zone.
For example ….
If you want to try a new training program, the first couple times you attend you might feel a little nervous. If you only focus on that short period of nervousness, you probably won’t start in the training program.
And you’d miss out on everything you’d learn and the new, amazing people you would meet, and wonderful community you would belong to.
But if you’re focused on the outcome – why you want to start the training program in the first place – that tiny bit of discomfort is definitely worth it!
The Takeaway: Sometimes we get so focused on the temporary pain or discomfort that we completely forget about the gain … When you shift your focus to the outcome, you can make it happen.
So tell me, is there a situation in your own life that comes to mind? Where do you need to refocus on the outcome instead of the temporary discomfort?
Lots of love,
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness
WANT MORE OF THIS? Be sure to connect with us on Social Media. We post daily on both Facebook and Instagram for motivation, inspiration, and helpful tips tricks and strategies for healthy living. You can join our private facebook group to go even deeper with us or book a call to see how you can get started training with us in person. We can't wait to connect with you and support you along your journey with healthy living.