As I continued to walk and took my eyes off of the "focus point" I noticed a black figure about one block ahead on the side walk. This black figure looked to me like a snake; wound up, about to strike. I don't know about you, but snakes FREAK me out! But I kept walking towards it...entranced in the ultimate beauty of the mountains "my focus point". As I got closer to the object I checked it out one more time...it was ONLY a piece of a scrappy black trash bag. PHEW!!
I think this is a good example of what happens to people in life....they take their eyes off of the goal, the focus point...oftentimes looking for things that may stop them...only to realize that if they kept their eyes on the goal, the black snake was only a MIRAGE that oftentimes disappears by the time you even get to it.
Hope this story helps.