As I drove from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge and admired the mountains, I began to mentally prepare to experience them. I imagined riding up the ski lift, standing at the top of the hill, and enjoying the fast ride down! I could see the beautiful white snow and feel the radiating sun against my face. The wind brushed my face so refreshingly and the sound of laughter and enjoyment filled my heart. Before I knew it, a smile extended from east to west and my teeth began to peak through my lips. I was beyond excited and could literally feel the strong emotions with ever fiber of my being... though not physically there yet.
Suddenly, my face took a u-turn! My smile diminished, teeth hid, and forehead wrinkled. In this moment, my careful, motherly instinct held my careless, childish instinct hostage. My heart rate increased not in excitement, but in worry as my brain scanned the virtual checklist it'd created. This checklist was synonymous with the preparation required for success...
Though we desire success and can visualize ourselves successful, that's not enough!
My checklist consisted of items needed to defend the rigid weather and enable me to perform well... undergarments, gloves, hat, goggles, lip balm, ski socks, sunscreen, ski gear, and etc.
What would happen if we intentionally prepared for the success we deserve and desire?
That means, not just getting caught up in the happy emotions of our destination, but checking items off the checklist that ensures we can defend challenges and enable us to truly experience success!!!
How foolish would I look to arrive on a mountain wearing a tank top, shorts, and flip flops "claiming" I'm about to ski? Translate that same thought and think of how foolish we might look arriving at the destination inadequate and unequipped "claiming" we're ready for success?
I challenge you to 1) create your checklist for success, 2) prepare for success by working each item to completion, and 3) envision your success to the point it controls your emotions and actions!
Are you truly ready for success, or do you yet have items on your checklist to accomplish? I'd love to hear from you! Like. Comment. Share.