Sometimes it’s really hard to focus!

Focus on fitness

Focus on fitnessI got up bright & early today, and went straight out to the gym.  Rather unusual for me on a Saturday morning, but having committed to do the 3 Peaks Challenge in August, I’m focused on increasing my overall fitness, and especially stamina.  On Thursday, the lovely-but-sadistic Zoe took me through my paces and designed a programme for me.  It was hard, but not beyond my capabilities.

Or so I thought.  Trying it again today, it felt sooo much harder.  I managed it alright (OK, I’ll admit to a couple of sneaky pauses), but I’m sure it wasn’t that hard on Thursday.  With no-one by my side keeping me focused on the outcome, it was all too easy to get distracted from my goal, to focus instead on the burning in my legs and the panting for breath.

Later, on the way to the supermarket, I mentioned to The Boss how much harder it was today, without Zoe keeping me on track.  The Boss said that’s just like my Busy Fool clients – before they had a coach to help them, they would easily drift off track and lose focus, they tended to focus on the short-term pain not the long term gain.

Sharp lady, my wife!

About Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw
About The Author

Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw