We are kept from our goal not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.
– Robert Brault

Why is reaching our goals so challenging?

What slows us down, trips us up, and derails our best made plans?

How do those things within our line of sight escape our grasp so quickly?

Most of us have experienced the frustration of moving steadily toward a desired goal only to have what we define as “an obstacle” slow us down. Or worse, stop us.

Robert Brault’s quote got me asking some questions I believe are the very questions we need to ask – and answer – to move forward. Undistracted.

Let’s look at that quote again:
We are kept from our goal not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.

Obstacles obstruct or hinder progress.

So what is in the way of our progress?

A clear path to a lesser goal is the obstacle.

That is what pulls us from the path of a highly meaningful goal.

Why do we take the bait?

The lesser goal is more quickly attainable, and we are addicted to fast.

We get distracted by what’s available quickly.

The clear path distracts us because we can get ‘er done!

And we want to get ‘er done because there is some kind of payoff.
That clear path gives us something we crave, feeds a temptation, takes us away from the grind, or gives us an excuse to give up…or at least pause…on the activity that is hard.

We become a people who live undistracted when we learn to weigh the benefits and go with the greater.

Take an honest look at the goals in front of you.

What is holding you back?

What is more important?

Let’s become undistracted, so we can be a people who fulfill meaningful goals.

Let’s stop saying YES to the less!
Brenda Harkins is a believer in impossible possibilities. In brokenness becoming beautiful. In justice and mercy and honor and power – with love perfecting them all. As a Speaker, Author, Mediator, and Professional Coach, Brenda is highly focused on the power of communication. Her confidence, clarity, and courage to transform challenges into victories were the catalyst for creating Loud Is Not A Language®, a communication model that is actually a challenge to transform you. Become more you. Building strong, resilient, respectful relationships at the same time.