Reflect on this: Do you make a habit of fighting the good fight? That is, do you stick up for and defend doing the right thing?
There are three keys in being able to do it:
- Discerning what’s right
- Ignoring what’s not right, i.e. the distractions
- Having the physical and mental energy to fight
Discerning What’s Right
This is easier said than done. It requires qualities that you may not possess at the moment. That’s OK because they can be developed in you. It takes time, but it also takes a commitment. Wanting to do it is half the battle. The rest can be learned with the Fordriven™ Process. In a trial and error fashion, you can acquire this skill.
Ignoring What’s Not Right
This simply means focusing on what’s right and filtering out all the noise. Everything else is a distraction, albeit a tempting distraction. There will always be forces working against you when your fighting the good fight. In fact, those forces will increase in proportion to the importance of the fight. Recognizing they’re trying to derail you will become intuitive. Dismissing them is the best prescription.
Having the Physical and Mental Energy to Fight
When you’re in a fight, you get tired. That’s why in a boxing match, there’s a break between rounds. That time is used to get a little physical breather, but it is also used to get some coaching, i.e. strategic pointers, mental clarity and focus. Recognize that when you’re fighting the good fight, you too need to recharge and refocus. You do not do your best work when you’re exhausted. Having a daily morning ritual and a weekly Sabbath will accomplish this task. Add an evening ritual after you’ve established the morning habit.
You might be saying, “this sounds like hard work.” It is. Nothing meaningful and worthwhile is easy.
But, if you’re willing to do the hard work, then I promise you won’t regret it. For if you do it, you will experience something so beautiful and satisfying that you’ll want every loved one to experience it too. You’ll have a new hop to your step and life will no longer feel like a grind. You’ll become a Jack of One Trade™.
Make a habit of fighting the good fight. You’ll be glad you did. I guarantee it.