Have you ever been so fixated on a goal that it is all you think about? Losing weight, making money, finding love, running a race, achieving a new PB etc etc.
It’s great to think about the goal and it’s also great to look beyond the goal and to stretch yourself further. Let me explain.
When I was getting back into running, all I thought about was running a 10km race and loosing weight, especially off by bum and tum. Through training for a 10km and then for a 13km race….. I started thinking I wonder if I could run a 1/2 marathon. I started dreaming about it, visualising it, imagining myself crossing the finishing line and the once ‘crazy idea to run a 1/2 marathon’ many years ago started to take shape into reality as the seed was sown.
So by looking beyond my original goal of running 13km, and focusing on something bigger and more exciting, the original goal happened by ‘course set in motion’ it was inevitable that it would happen in preparing and training for my 1st 1/2 marathon.
Another example is of a man breaking a board with a karate chop. His hand doesn’t just stop at the board, it has to follow through with momentum, his focus is beyond the board. The golfer swings the club to hit the ball, and his club, arm and body follows through completing the swing. His body doesn’t stop as soon as his club hits the golf ball.
So what are your goals you’re aiming for? What will that goal give you when you reach it? What’s beyond the goal, that if you focussed on that, the original goal will just happen as ‘a course set in motion’
Let me know how you go, share your goal below in the comments and how you’ve expanded your mind to think beyond it.
Make it happen, make every day come alive.