#3: Refocus and Move Past Mental Drama With This Quick Tip

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Ever find yourself with so much on your mind that you want to accomplish that you are almost frozen? I find myself often getting ahead of myself thinking about what amazing things are coming or can come in the future and missing the reality that each moment I spend 'ahead of myself' I am taking no action in the moment.

In this episode, I share this realization and how it has opened me up to not violently coming back to focus when this pattern occurs, but to instead gently notice that I am off-track, acknowledge it and then return back to, "what is the very next thing I could do to help?"

This noticing and return is so powerful to stop getting so far ahead of myself.

This realization is what this blog and podcast is all about.

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- Does too much dreaming and not enough executing

- Has difficulty finding the most productive thing to do in the moment

- Wants to be able to focus more each day and move towards a long-term goal more effectively

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BLOG: Getting ahead of yourself

When you get ahead of yourself, you get behind in your work. They move in opposite directions.

When you get ahead of yourself, you lose sight of what is right in front of you - the relationships, the opportunities, the movement that needs to happen to have a chance at arriving where you are looking ahead to.

When you get ahead of yourself, you turn away from the next step on your journey even though it is right there in the corner of your eye. Smiling at you. Knowing you are avoiding it. Liking that you are avoiding it.

Just glance at where you think you want to be from time to time - but don't get attached to it. That life isn't moving - it's there if it is supposed to be there.

Just take a deep breath, turn your head and make eye contact with that very next step that is smirking at you - seeing if you'll miss it yet again by getting too far ahead of yourself. Go up to it and take a baby step, a small stride or a huge leap of action with it. But let's never again ignore that 'next step to add impact' for the sake of getting ahead of yourself.

-Alex🚪

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