Eyes on the prize. In general, in most of life’s situations, it is a good idea to look where you want to go and point in the aforementioned direction. I’ve lived in the Sawtooth mountains for the past 12 years, immersed in a community of uber athletes and outdoorsmen. And whether it is barreling down a hill on a mountain bike, guiding a raft through a Class four river rapid or carving your skis through the trees down a steep mountain slope, the expert’s advice is always the same, “Look where you want to go!” And it’s just as true when navigating through your career and personal relationships. You’ve got to acknowledge where it is you are – being brutally honest about it, and know where it is you would like to go – with explicit specificity.
Then, focus your attention purposefully on that goal – look where you want to go. Assessing your viable options, figuring out what you really desire, and making choices and decisions about which way to turn, will all get muddled it you are too focused on the past, the unwanted alternatives or the current unsatisfactory situation. To expand the realm of possibility, avoid unnecessary collisions, embrace the desired outcome and then effectuate positive, purposeful change to get you where you want to be, you’ve got to steadfastly look where you want to go.