Does Your Bucket Have Holes

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Does Your Bucket Have holes

How Tunnel Vision Can Suck You Into The Negative

Pick your poison, it all pertains. War, Life, Work, Family, all concepts of the ideology of tunnel vision can harm ones mental and physical reach. A man or woman is so focused on the end result, on what they anticipate the win is, everything outside that scope fades away into an empty mass of “no on cares.” What one needs to defeat is How Tunnel Vision Can Suck You Into The Negative!

How Tunnel Vision Can Suck You Into The Negative. Stop, realize it, find it, and change your mind set towards the victories accomplished.

There’s this story that most have likely heard. A man who walks along a long path to gather water, all while carrying two buckets. One bucket, perfect in nature, holds the water as intended. The other, full of holes that constantly leaks along the path. After some time, the bucket with the holes becomes defeated. Although all it wants to do it get all of the water from the source to the destination, it cannot. The victory it strives for daily, has yet to be achieved and it feels pure failure.

The man decides to show the bucket the victories outside the tunnel vision of carrying water. Looking back along the path, one side was barren stripped of life. The other, full of lush vegetation. The man explained to the bucket, that because water leaked from his holes, life had grown. The bucket quickly learned that its purpose may not have been carrying water to the destination. Instead, the purpose of providing water to grow plants and life was achieved.

Sadness turned to happiness, the will to work grew, victories were achieved.

What Does This Mean

This story, relates to all of our lives on so many levels. While business owners strive to drive that Ferrari, instead be happy that incomes are provided to families that need them. While parents want to get their kids into the best schools, look at the lessons they’ve learned instead. Now don’t get this twisted within my words, the victory you originally strive for can still be chased. Very likely, you will achieve and create another. By feeling victorious along the way, you will perform better than expected. Even through Chaotic Battle Lessons we can still find victories in all directions.

What I challenge for all, is to take a moment and discover what victories you have achieved along the path your on. Did you help someone out? Were you able to find a new hobby? Did you teach your child a lesson? In order to break through the tunnel vision, all you have to do is take one step back. The view goes wide, you can look around, and begin to make victorious decisions.

Defeat is just a word. Winning is a mindset. Toss the dictionary and hit the grind. One day you will look back and forget that destination was ever a notion. The end of that tunnel, it’s just a thought.


Jeffrey Sabins

Jeffrey Sabins is a Marine, award winning content writer, and author of the military thriller The American Terrorist. A professionally proven infantryman, Jeffrey has spent the last sixteen years conducting over 5 combat deployments, training young Marines, and experiencing life changing moments that allows him to write giving his characters palpable spark! Not only has he experienced the worst moments of war, but also has seen challenges on the homefront as well. Preparing for the day in November of 2009, his son Carter was discovered to have a brain tumor. Through these constant struggles, Jeffrey continues to share his experiences and ensure that others facing these hardships can see the good. Jeffrey continues to spread awareness and share reflections on his website Jeffsabins.com Jeffrey currently has a B.A. in Terrorism Studies, finishing his M.S. in Leadership, and has other profesional certificates to aid him in his writing journey. Jeffrey is the recipient of the 2009 Carlos Hathcock Award, The Purple Heart, and numerous personal awards. Additionally, he has conducted operations in over 14 countries worldwide.

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