Regardless of whether they’re good or bad, happy or sad, major events have the same effect: they disrupt your life. They create an overwhelming, all consuming, temporary, urgent issue for you to think about.
Sometimes these are tragedies.
We’ve all heard the phrase “into every life a little rain must fall.” We know that when a hurricane, a tornado or an out of control fire rages through a town, it devastates. Everyone is affected. When the tornados recently tore through Oklahoma, they destroyed the town – everything, including the school full of young children. Sometimes, our personal tragedies feel the same: we feel destroyed.
On the other hand, good things are disruptive too.
Fortunately, we usually have a lot more of these to deal with. But make no mistake, they are disruptive as well.
So what’s the best way to get back on track?
As soon as you are emotionally able, you’ve got to get your mind focusing on the next big event on your horizon. Things will be different, but you cannot stop moving forward to the next destination. What was the biggest thing you were working for before you got off track? What jumps into your mind? The key is moving your mind back to focusing on what was most important to you before you got off track. This is the best means of getting you back on track.
The key is you’ve got to do more than just get moving.
You’ve got to get moving towards something, and it’s got to be something that matters a lot to you. By shifting your focus back to that goal, and the time that you’ve got left to achieve it, will send your mind the signals it needs to start getting organized to make it happen.