Four D’s That Can Derail Your Dream (Part 4 of 4)

This the fourth in a four part blog post.

Nothing is more frustrating than having your dreams derailed.  There are four main reasons a dream does not come to pass – discouragement, delay, disappointment and distraction.  The key to overcoming each of these is taking action “right away” to not let them take hold in your life.

We previously discussed Discouragement, Delay and Disappointment and how to combat them.

Distraction is so sneaky.  We usually think a distraction has to be something negative or not appealing.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth!  What distracts us is almost always something else that is appealing to us. Have you ever made the commitment to not spend any unnecessary money for the next couple of months because you are saving for a dream gift or event?  What happens right after that?  Your best friend calls and tells you there is a 70% off sale on something you have been wanting for the last six months.  Something ‘shiny’ just got your attention – this is distraction.  When the ugly head of distraction rises up, recognize it for what it is.  It is a distraction from your dream.  It may be nice.  It may be good.  It may even be 70% off.  However, is it really what you wanted and what you decided was a priority?  The solution to being distracted starts with setting priorities.  Ask yourself, “If I act on this ‘shiny’ thing right in front of me, will it draw me closer to my dream, or push me farther away from it?”

How have you handled distraction?

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