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Stay In The Game: 3 Ways To Stay Present and Maintain Your Growth

Let’s be honest, life can and has been a little crazy over the past few years. In the midst of all the distractions we can sometimes lose our sense of purpose. It’s understandable if you’ve felt the need to hit pause. But here’s the truth – you can’t stay there. In the game of life, sometimes it feels like the day is attacking us, but retreating is not the answer. Let’s dive into a practical plan for staying engaged, living with purpose, and focusing on what truly matters.

Stay Engaged

Disengaging is never the solution. Someone is always watching, and for many of us, it’s our kids. Whether they’re three or seven, their eyes count just as much, if not more, than our peers. We’re teaching them with every move we make. It’s about passing on the mindset of a champion, not the excuses of a quitter. Remember, you can’t score if you don’t shoot, and life can’t pass you the ball if you’re not in the game. Stay engaged, not just for yourself but for those looking up to you.

Action Plan: Identify your role models. What qualities do they possess that you admire? Incorporate those qualities into your daily life. Establish habits that reflect the mindset of a champion – resilience, discipline, and a positive outlook. Let’s call it your “Champion Routine.”

Live With Purpose and Intention

Learn to live your life with intention. Build relationships that matter, especially in these times where we’ve had to rely on each other for success. Pour into someone or something without expecting an immediate gain, knowing that more often than not, you’ll get more in return. Your unique gifts and talents have value. There are people out there who need what you have to offer, even if you haven’t fully realized it yet. Give, connect, and watch the ripple effect of positivity in your life.

Action Plan: Craft a personal mission statement. What impact do you want to make in your life and the lives of others? Set intentional goals. Break them down into achievable steps and create a (realistic and reasonable) timeline.

Remember What’s Really Important Beyond the Now

Yes, the ‘now’ is crucial, but consider the long-term impact. Will what’s bothering you today matter a week from now, a month, or even a year? We often carry bad moments with us for years, allowing them to affect our attitude and block blessings. Don’t let meaningless moments define your narrative. Focus on what’s truly important, and let go of the rest. Your peace of mind and long-term success depend on it.

Action Plan: Document positive moments daily to shift your focus from challenges to triumphs. I call mine my “Blessings Journal.” Identify activities or relationships that drain your energy without contributing to your long-term happiness. Let go of the unnecessary weight.


In the grand game of life, you’re not just a player; sometimes, you’re the coach. Whether you’re on the court or guiding from the sidelines, stay vigilant, stay ready, and most importantly, stay in the game. Whether you’re on the court or guiding from the sidelines, it’s time to take charge. Life is a series of shots, and each one is an opportunity for success. So, my fellow champions, let’s implement this plan, take your shot(s), and let’s make every moment count. The game is yours to win.


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