A while back I arrived in Cancun and went to the area where the driver from the hotel was supposed to be. He wasn’t there. After ten minutes I found him. He said the van was still 15 minutes away. So I hopped into a cab and spent 40 bucks.
After waiting in line to check in, I finally got to the counter where the clerk said that there was a different area for check in for my group. So I went down there and started waiting in line again. When I finally got my room, it was a smoking double instead of the non-smoking single reserved. And the place reeked of mold, which I am allergic to.
But that didn’t stop me from waking up at 5 am to work on a new project I was excited about. Hanging around with the faculty at the event, and networking with the other participants had my creative juices flowing and the million-dollar ideas flying. While others were bitching about the hotel, I chose to work on stuff that could earn me enough money to build my own hotel. That’s the big picture.
How about you?
Do you keep your eye on the stuff that’s important, or do you let allow distractions to deflect your focus from your goal? How you answer that question has a great deal to do with how successful you will be.
P.S. The responses to the post “Dying to Live” were overwhelming. And inspiring to see so many of you touched and making commitments to living BIG!