Brought to you by Rich Fettke, MCC
Speaker ~ Coach ~ Author of "Extreme Success"
| "All is perspective. To a worm, digging in the ground is more relaxing than going fishing."
— Clyde Abel —
THE "CRUX" OF THE MATTER
The difficulty of any rock climb is rated by its crux, that place which requires the most focus, skill and positive attitude. Even if much of the climb is somewhat easy, if it has a tough-to-navigate crux, then it gets a difficulty rating based on that factor. The harder the crux, the higher a rating the climb will have.
Most goals or dreams have a crux, too. Maybe it’s raising the funds to start your business or losing the final five pounds to reach your ideal weight. It could be completing the market research section for a report at work.
When I used to find myself at the toughest part of a project I would often say what most folks say, which is, "I’m stuck." That perspective became my focus. My momentum would halt. I’d quickly find myself falling out of the Zone.
Then, thanks to rock climbing, I trained myself to say, "I’m at the crux." This perspective gives me a much more positive view on things. When I’m at the crux my goal is to find a way through it. Just like in a climb, I concentrate more, I get laser focused, and I look for the best moves that will help me move through as effectively as possible.
So the next time you find yourself stuck, say to yourself, "Ah, I must be at the crux." In a moment, you can shift your attention from the problem to the solution.
Where in your life do you feel like you’re at the crux? Invest a few minutes how about right now?) to focus on how you plan to move through it. Could you ask someone for help? Could you just "let go" and trust that it will work out? Maybe it might take blocking out a certain amount of time to complete this goal once and for all. Take action this week and move through it. First, imagine how good you’ll feel on the other side — then, focus on the present moment as you take the steps toward success.
Copyright © 2004 Rich Fettke www.Fettke.com