Saturday, January 28, 2012

Out In Front

by Kris Pitcher

"If you're not in front of it, you're behind it." - Kris Pitcher

Today's Yogiism is brought to you by yours truly. A Yogiism is a kind of obvious witticism made famous by Yogi Berra. But this one came out of my mouth this week and I just had to share it with you.

It's true...and it's obvious. Think about it in terms of your goals. If you aren't paying attention to what you've said is important to you, then those things aren't getting done. Period.

The moment your focus fades so does your attention, and there goes your actions. Once that happens you're just done for. You've got to stay out in front of your goals in order to make them happen.

How do you do that? You do that by paying attention. You do it by doing the things necessary to get you where you want to be. You break things down to their tiniest parts, and you do them. Bit by bit.

That's how you keep from getting behind them. If you feel frustrated, overwhelmed, ready to're "behind it". It's time to go back a few paces and figure things out. Where did you get off the rails? 

Usually it's because we took on too much and it all started to move too fast and we couldn't keep up. So, slow it down. Pick a few things (1 or 2) to focus on and do those few things. Once you are comfortably out in front of it again, you can always add more things to it.

So, just stating the obvious here, if you're not out in front of it, you're behind it. Where are you? I'd like to see you back out in front!

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