Moving Faster and Still Off Track

"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you."- Jim Rohn

Today's busy-ness trap comes at a high price. Multitasking to get things done saturates our personal and professional lives with excesses of doing-ness. In business the paradigm is to quickly respond to the demands of others through email, PDA's, cell phones, meetings, deadlines, and one-on-one meetings. Outside of careers, personal issues are the care of self, family, relationships, environment, finances, spirituality, and health. It seems people are automatically responding to some allusive fascination to having it all. But what is having it all? Who's "all" is it? Is it yours or an unspoken agreement in society?

Even when something is accomplished that was difficult, the celebration is fleeting to get on to the next thing. To get over this rush, rush through life is challenging. Yet, it can be done if that is what you want. Joseph Campbell, an American mythology professor, writer and orator, wrote: "When you follow your bliss...doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else." Find your bliss and you live life on your terms.

One of the success tools in weight loss programs is to get rid of trigger foods. These are foods which are irresistible and so tempting that you give in to eating the foods that prevent you from being healthier. Well, won't you agree there are a multitude of "trigger sources" in everyday life that prevent people from living healthier and less stressful lives?

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself." - Abraham Maslow

Questions hold the answers to Your Right Track:

  • What are your "trigger sources"?

  • What would you be doing if these "trigger sources" were minimized?

  • What are the values you are skipping over to please someone else?

  • What are you sacrificing?


  • Review the last 12 months in each category of your life for the "trigger sources": relationships, business, environment, family, spirituality, recreation, finances, and health. Look to see where you were and with whom. What were you doing? Look to see where you gave up being you to please someone else. What would you do differently?

  • Pick one situation/project from each of the above categories that you felt pleased with the results; especially if the result was unlikely to happen. Celebrate your wins - bringing forward the values and what you did to build on in your future. These are your building blocks to mastery.

  • In reviewing the past 12 months, it is not about making you feel bad or guilty. It is to observe and notice what was and what you would like to change.
  • Twelve months, three years, ten years, twenty years from now what is the difference you want to make as you follow your track?

  • Do three things today that you have been pushing aside waiting for "someday." Someday is today.

Remember: Anything is Possible!


Theresa-Maria (“TM”) Napa – of Right Track Coaching - is dedicated to helping professionals and executives increase their winning percentage while taking fewer steps and producing better results. Her career has included positions as executive assistant, vice president of operations, director of marketing & administration, and business owner with substantial experience in leadership, marketing, client development, and execut...

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