IT’S AMAZING HOW MUCH difference one day can make.
If you’re headed in the right direction, it means you’re a day further along the trail towards your destination. That’s the value of focus.
If you’re headed in the wrong direction, it means you’re two days behind — since you’ll need one day to make up for the miles you traveled the wrong way and another day to get to where you would’ve been had you walked towards your goal. That’s what happens when you lose focus.
The Value of Focus on the 100-Day Walk
Focus isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. It’s not something you should reserve for times when you’re concentrating on your goal; it’s not something you can turn on and turn off without consequence; it’s not something you get when you reach a certain place on the trail.
Focus is your best friend.
Focus helps you stay on track, focus helps you remember why you’re doing this 100-Day Walk in the first place, focus helps you keep going when others turn aside or turn back.
The value of focus is absolute. It is indispensable.
I almost lost focus yesterday
One part of my personal 100-Day Walk is a plan for how and when I’ll eat. I was out with my family yesterday, someone made a suggestion about a restaurant, and I was ready to join in.
For a moment, I lost focus. I forgot about the 100-Day Walk. I was ready to go. Then, I remembered.
Had I gone along with the urge and eaten indiscriminately, I would’ve lost ground. I wouldn’t be where I am today — feeling good about the journey. I would have failed myself, and I would’ve failed you.
All for lack of focus, for lack of remembering, for lack of doing what I KNOW I should do. I would be like Esau trading his birthright for a bowl of stew.
What is the value of focus?
It can mean the difference between failure and success. That’s why The DEEP is based on the principle of FOCUS. Without it, you’re walking in circles and wasting time.