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Getting To The Finish Line....

Posted by [email protected] on September 20, 2011 at 11:45 PM

It’s easier said than done, getting to a goal sometimes.  I heard a story one time of a swimmer.  He decided to get taken out far into the ocean to swim back to shore preparing for a competition.  Last time he did it in less than ten minutes.  It was a foggy morning, so all he had to go off of, is that he is going in the right direction.  He had a far swim, but nothing he haven’t swam before.  It was the fog that was blocking his normal right to see the shoreline. For some reason on this particular day the tide was higher and thrashing against his body.  He swam, and swam…it felt like time was going slow and he still was swimming harder, than before.  He wanted to beat his previous time.  Starting to believe that he would never make it to shore, he contemplated giving up.  Something about not seeing the shore line, his finish line, is wearing down on his normal ambitious demeanor.  He was winded got a leg cramp and the brisk air he was gasping for, was starting to make his lungs burn.  His body was begging for him to quit.  This swimmer stopped short feeling as if he wouldn’t make it.

Isn’t that how it is sometimes?  You set a goal ahead of you, then when it don’t come to fruition fast enough, you start feeling as if you’re not going to complete it.  It starts to weigh heavy on your mind.  You contemplate giving up and admitting defeat.  You tried, and you fought the hard fight.  It all seems too far to reach, so not to look like a failure, you think about just giving it all up.  Moving on to the next goal, and letting that dream of hitting that finish line go.  I have been through that time, and time again.  I was on TWITTER and reading one of Rev Run’s stat updates.  I find him and Russell Simmons to be educational, inspirational and encouraging.  So, I read their stat updates on Twitter.  {If your on TWITTER go check them out, for encouragement.  You will not be disappointed.}  Anyway Rev Run said: FOCUS {Follow One Course Until Successful}  I found these words to be so true and motivational.

Even when the tide is up, everything is thrashing against you to not succeed, even your mind is starting to play tricks on you.  That is when these words need to kick in.  Forcing you to continue on your course, til you reach your finish line.  {{FOCUS}}  I don’t care if it’s for weight loss, a longer exercise time, a promotion at the job, trying to move, staying in a long term relationship, saving for a dream vacation.  No matter the personal goal it’s important for you to focus on the BIGGER PICTURE.  Not just the hardships that you’re being hit head on with.  Everyone runs into obstacles.  Nothing happens overnight, like the movies want you to think.  Most things worth having takes hard work.  Your job in any dream, goal, passion or desire….is to keep your FOCUS>>!  Forward progression!!!

So, what happened to the swimmer, floating at sea, trying to reach his finish line?  What happened, when he decided to stop rushing forward towards his goal, when he didn’t see the finish line near?  Well, he quickly found out after he was scooped up into the speed boat, winded and defeated, that the shore was less than a half a mile away.  He was right there…and didn’t even realize it.  He allowed his mind, to convince him that he couldn’t make it.  He allowed all the outside influences to deter him from reaching his goal.  What did this story teach me?  Well first that any dream or goal you want to achieve is closer than you think.  Second, that it’s up to you to reach your goals.  It’s all in your mind.  Third, that things will get in the way of you obtaining your dream, reaching your goal. But, you have to focus and keep on that same course to make it happen~!!

Why am I talking about making it to the finish line.  Well, I want to share with you something that helped me out.  This story that I shared, and the wisdom of Rev Run is something that every goal oriented person needs to hear.  Also I wanted to share with you that I have reached my FINISH LINE!  I have completed my urban fiction book, and it will be ready for sale by 9/30/11~!!!  My book title is STEEL TWINZ “Ladies In The Street“  It is a engrossing street tale about Twin sisters born into the under world of Pittsburgh Pa.  You get to navigate through life with them, as they live the street life. Proving that females can be hustlers too!

I have to be honest with you.  This book was a test to my dedication, determination and drive.  I think that I crashed into a lot of figurative high tides, and started to doubt my own ambition.  Still, when it’s something that you want.  You have to stay FOCUSED in order to reach any goal~!! I had to share this with you all and ask you to come through and support my NEW WEBSITE it’s www.queenrellabooks.webs.com !!!  On my site I will be holding new book contest, new book titles, Book sales information, meet and greet schedule, new book release information and more~!! I’m excited, to say the least,…my book…MY FINISH LINE is right there, in front of me!  I pushed through all my obstacles, and completed my FIRST edition urban fiction NOVELLA~!!

 www.queenrellabooks.webs.com COME THROUGH and SHOW SUPPORT~!! So, I say to you…don’t give up on any dreams that you have.  Any goals that you are setting out to achieve, believe me when I say that if you FOCUS, you will SUCCEED~!!  Your FINISH LINE is closer than you think~!! Thanks for reading…AGAPE. <3

 


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Reply Ms. Positivity
4:05 AM on November 1, 2011 
As I sit a read this all I can revert back to is FOCUS! Many times we need just that more focus. Yes it gets difficult but we have to remember w/o that FOCUS we will nvr finish anything! I have 2 more terms left in school, I will not be like the swimmer, I will focus and reach my finish line. I so needed to read this...you have no idea. Im no quitter, im the last to give up but the mind will play tricks when its being pushed to the lumits but QR I got DEVINE FOCUS!
Reply [email protected]
6:05 AM on December 21, 2011 
Ms. Positivity says...
As I sit a read this all I can revert back to is FOCUS! Many times we need just that more focus. Yes it gets difficult but we have to remember w/o that FOCUS we will nvr finish anything! I have 2 more terms left in school, I will not be like the swimmer, I will focus and reach my finish line. I so needed to read this...you have no idea. Im no quitter, im the last to give up but the mind will play tricks when its being pushed to the lumits but QR I got DEVINE FOCUS!


Yes you do sis! You will reach your goals and be even more proud of yourself for hanging in there! It took for Rev Run to say that in his simple twitter update for me to realize...I need to keep focus. It brought joy to my heart to know that I'm on the right path. If I only just believe in me. Persevere....I am happy that this blog brought some strength to your already driven soul sis~!! Let me know when you accomplish that goal~!! So I can cheer and jump for joy with you~!! Agape.