Overcoming Life's Biggest Distractions.

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Overcoming Life's Biggest Distractions.

Encourager-In-Chief: May 12th, 2021

Great tips from Derick Aiken.

This week’s blog is written by my guest speaker, Derek Aiken, an Iraqi war veteran. Derek will be presenting his seminar, Overcoming Life’s Biggest Distractions, on May 20, 2021.

In the morning when we rise, we often do not know what can or may impact our day. Routinely, we’d get up, walk our dogs, have that morning cup of coffee and do what’s needed to get situated and head into work. At that point, your focus is your job, your current duty, or task. But what happens when your cell phone rings and something offsets that? Now, what do you do? Now, you are no longer focused and are, instead, distracted by the phone call. How do you overcome that? What do you do? What are some measures we can use to get back on track? Was it an anomaly? Was it a preexisting factor that has thrown you off the beaten path? We often allow feelings to dictate how we respond. So, how do you overcome that?

As the saying goes, if you want to eat an elephant, you have to do it one bite at a time. When it comes to life, that’s what we have to do. Take life day by day, issue by issue, and problem by problem, but remaining focused is key. I always make the statement, “Build the plan, live the goals, and be consistent.” What I mean is that life itself has a way of distracting us. So, how do we overcome that? Why is it such a distraction to the point that it keeps you from your current task, dream, or goal? Nobody ever wants to get off the beaten path; however, when adversity rears its head and distracts you, how do you get back on task?

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In my experience, one of life’s biggest distractions is our heart. We all yearn for love, want love and, at some point, feel the need for love, and that, once obtained, we feel fulfilled. I’m here to tell you that that shouldn’t happen. Self-love — the love of God — is the only love that should be fulfilled because it’s the only love that won’t hurt, disappoint, or leave you in pieces. Any other received love should only be added.

I’d like to use the following nursery rhyme to kind of put things in perspective:

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty back together again.

When you think about that, we all fall. We all get broken; however, when you look to the King, you don’t look for the King here on earth - you look to the King that is Our Heavenly Father. When we take the King’s horses and men, and replace them with and for the King’s “Word,” we allow that to build, we allow that to restore our faith we can be put back together. Taking life by the horns and allowing the King to lead you, strengthen you, grow you, and ultimately be that love factor we are all missing, that love factor that intertwines and builds us all is an opportunity to regain traction and get back on the path from which you’ve gotten distracted.


Focus on the outcome, not the obstacle.
- Anonymous

This blog is taken from Derick Aiken’s seminar, Overcoming Life’s Biggest Distractions. Click here to register for Derick’s Overcoming Life’s Biggest Distractions seminar on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the Comfort Suites in Manheim, PA from 9 AM to 12 noon.

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