Have you ever noticed that you can do a great many things well, then do one thing in a way that you determine is wrong, only to end up spending a disproportionate amount of time focused on the one thing you did WRONG?
I sure have!
We can spend hours and even days analyzing questions like: “Why did I do it wrong?” And “Why am I not good at this?”
Meanwhile, a PARADE OF OUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS can float through our lives with us barely noticing.
What would it to be like to focus on our parade of incredible accomplishments, instead of the things we feel we do wrong?
(I ask this question as a man who has spent much time hot on the “What Went Wrong” Trail, “The I Can’t Do It” Trail, and an old special favorite of mine, the “What I did Totally Wrong” Trail. I can tell you from countless years of experience that these trails are an especially “SORRY” lot of trails. I know this because I said, “I’m sorry” an awful lot when I was traversing them.)
After years of being on the “Sorry” trails, it has finally occurred to me, why not follow the parade of my incredible accomplishments towards my dreams instead of getting lost and frustrated on these others trails? Why not learn to become a highly skilled navigator who is adept at finding this parade route anytime, day or night?
When we focus on becoming highly skilled navigators consistently charting a course towards our parade route, we become much more in tune with the clues pointing towards our accomplishments. We can begin to catch the scent of our big dreams in the little successes here and there, in the gradual accumulation of our victories.
When we are starting off, this trail of successes and good things might not look like the Macy’s Day Parade. In fact, it may be so faint that we really need to concentrate to find it. But keep looking! This doesn’t mean that our accomplishments aren’t there. It just means that we are so attuned to focusing on the “Sorry” trails that we haven’t taken the time to fully appreciate or even notice them.
Navigating your way back to the PARADE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS is simple and fun. Every time you notice and celebrate something that went well, you discover your parade route. Every time you savor and focus on your successes, small or large, you take part in your parade. Each time you delight in the gift you are to the world, you are in the center of your parade. Every time you savor and focus on how your dreams, the sights and sounds of your parade are with you.
You have the opportunity to rediscover your parade route with fresh eyes each new day. This is cause for celebration!
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Enjoy finding your way to the PARADE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS today!
Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska. He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset. For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com