“People who fail
focus on what they will have to go through;
people who succeed
focus on what it will feel like at the end."
— Tony Robbins
The best strategy is as Tony Robbins suggests to focus on the end result, not the journey. The journey will always be interesting and full of challenges, and that doesn’t mean that it must be painful. It could just as easily be delightful.
The interesting part of this is that the destination isn’t even the most important thing. So, it really isn’t so much what that is our job, it is how we will feel when we are there that is the key. In other words, it is an emotional journey.
Remember that wonderful Bob Dylan song where that awesome chorus begins with, “How does it feel?" That’s close. Simply change it to, “This is how it will feel…" or “This is how I now feel…"