If you are like Dave and me, and do not have the gifts of a Hawkeye, Annie Oakley, or Katniss Everdeen, you might benefit from a bigger steadier target. Target size can be increased by creating space between resources and obligations. You can steady your target by meditating upon your faith and/or values. It is no coincidence that the Koine Greek word for sin, hamartia, literally means to miss the mark.
The basic tenets of marksmanship may also help.
1. Reduce Strain
As you aim at your goal, seek a comfortable position. To the extent to which it is in your control, seek to reduce pain, strain and other issues adverse to health and focus.
2. Set Your Sight
Set your sight carefully. Adjust for wind, radiant heat and elements of resistance.
3. Remember to Breathe
Take a shot when most stable; the moment right after a solid exhale.
4. Maintain Your Equipment
Maintain your equipment. Our aim is off when our “stuff” has been been jostled, soiled or bent. Address these issues before taking a shot.
Practice steady and even pressure. Do not tense up and fight the recoil.
You can hit your target, but choose wisely. As C. S. Lewis said:
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you will get neither. ”
If you are interested in related posts, margin is described in The 3 Key Principles of Simple Life Reboot, Margin is not Just for You!, and 5 Step Plan for Protecting New Margin. Simple Life Reboot’s bullseye diagram is in The 4 Zones of Intention.
How do you maintain your aim? Please let us know by including a comment below.
Originally posted on http://SimpleLifeReboot.com