Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
Your life will always move in the direction of your focus.
“My father could look straight ahead but concentrate on something on the very edge of his vision, almost nearly behind him.” – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
There is something very true about this statement about the famed NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt. Being able to fix your eyes straight ahead, focused on where you are going, and yet, having a sense of what is chasing you.
That’s something that we need to master and hewn in our skill set as men in the pursuit of authentic manhood. We must have a focus on where we’re going, but also have the realization that we’re being chased.
A man of broken focus is bound to failure. If we take too much time to look back or around and break focus, we’re doomed to hit the wall. Authentic manhood doesn’t have time for trivial pursuits. We must take this role, this passionate pursuit seriously.
We can certainly have good times and fun adventures, but make no mistake about it — the kind of man that you want to be isn’t going to happen by meandering through.
Keep your eyes fixed on the prize — authentic manhood.