I Got Distracted - Stoic Matchmaker

Rut of Distractions

Rut of Distractions

July 18, 2022

I Got Distracted.

It’s easy to get distracted with such beauty surrounding us, especially with social media and television tempting us. 

However, obsessing over beauty can quickly get in the way of staying focused on our goal—our journey of success. 

Additionally, much wealth and irreplaceable time have been lost “in the chase”.

 

Many spend their lives trying to update what they currently have for the next new model – isn’t the newest Corvette model the C8? —or dating the next newest person to be recognized as the most beautiful among us. The final discardment of the old for the new is a prime example of knowing how much time was lost….. because the time with the former cannot be transferred to the newer model. 

 

For you, when you see physical beauty, you remind myself to put your “eyes back into my head” and simply consider it a blessing that you have eyes to witness another beautiful creature of God’s creation. For mental beauty is what you are attracted to most. Mental beauty never fades. Mental beauty never becomes worn or rusted. Mental beauty continues to grow and mature each passing day. Mental beauty is not replaceable by the next new model.

 

So, as you see those others with such physical beauty that your head begins to spin, you hold the hand of the one you’re with—YOUR ONE—a little tighter. Because you know you both share that mental beauty that few have achieved, and you are both on a journey of success together!  

 

Now using My S-T-O-I-C STORYTELLING method:

 

(S) I was in a rut of distractions, that physical beauty, keeping me from my goal.
(T) “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.” Book of Job
(O) I vowed to bring my mind back around to the task at hand when getting distracted by things unhelpful to my goal.
(I) Once I set a standard of seeking mental beauty to achieve my goal, I was able to stay focused.
(C) The character trait that I improved was determination.

 

The Stoicess’ Secret?
While gazing at physical beauty, keep an eye on your mind.

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