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Strategies for a New You! How boxing keeps me focused

January 13, 2020

It never fails when it comes to each New Year! We all have these goals, to better ourselves: get in better shape, lose weight, get more organized, have a budget, save for retirement, travel and the list goes on and on.

Somehow after the first 30 days, we are overwhelmed with everyday life. We find it difficult to get back on track to where we left off before the month of December. Before we know it, the focus becomes blurry and the goals seem harder to achieve, as if we are thrown a curve ball.

This is precisely why I love to box! Yes, I am a woman over the age of 55 that loves boxing! I don’t like getting beat up and I don’t do it for self-defense, even though that’s part of it. Instead I get a great workout that has taught me to keep my eyes on the prize. I have learned over time, if I look the other way or get distracted for a brief second, I risk the chance of getting punched in my eye, cheekbone or nose. Yes, I have been punched many times!

Life is a lot like boxing, it’s easy to get distracted, go off course and not get back to your goals. Everyday life in work and family are two of the largest blessings and distractions that we have facing us. It’s that never-ending battle of being pulled in many directions on a continual basis.

Boxing has taught me many great lessons. One lesson comes to mind often, even if the punch stings, one must immediately push their mindset back to focus on their goals. In my case it’s the white logo in the middle of gloves. I have learned, I can’t allow myself to be distracted by the noise around me. You learn to do what it takes to get back in the zone and focus on your goals.

In my work life, I coach my clients and help them focus on their financial plan. The financial plan helps us not to be distracted by the noise and short-term setbacks. The financial plan helps us to keep our eye on the prize: Financial Freedom!

Keep your eye on that prize and don’t let the little stuff take you from your goals!