I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.
Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player who is generally regarded as one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis and who, along with younger sister Serena Williams, is credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women’s professional tennis tour. Williams has been ranked World No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association on three occasions
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How it is that one person can achieve being ranked number 1 in the world for their chosen profession. Practice, coaching, applying their learnings in the field, and more practice that’s how. It also helps to know where our focus is.
When someone learns to race a motorcycle one of the first things that they are taught is that you go where you look. As a motorcycle rider myself I can attest to this fact. We are taught to not only focus our eyes on our place of escape but to ensure that our head follows our eyes. In doing so our shoulders will follow and once that happens the rest of the body, and the motorcycle, follow suite. I’m sure it’s that way in many sports.
This truism not only applies to sports, but to our mind as we attempt to move our life from one place to the next.
Where is your focus? Is it on your problems or is it on your goals? Keep your eyes on the goal and ignore the distractions or you risk becoming a victim of those distractions.