Do you watch The Big Bang Theory? I do. I love the show. I can watch the reruns over and over and over again.
If you watch the show, you know that Sheldon has a spot on the couch. It’s his spot. He explains it thus:
In the winter that seat is close enough to the radiator to remain warm, and yet not so close as to cause perspiration. In the summer it's directly in the path of a cross breeze created by open windows there, and there. It faces the television at an angle that is neither direct, thus discouraging conversation, nor so far wide to create a parallax distortion.
No one sits in Sheldon’s spot. It’s the perfect place for him and he wants it. And he takes it.
This is my cat Othello.
He is in “Othello’s spot.” Seriously. He has a spot.
When I sit on the couch, I sit here. And as soon as I sit here, Othello hops up on the couch and stares at me. Now, this staring could go on for ten minutes or more. Eventually Othello will sit down. (He’s old and gets tired!) But he’s still watching me. He can’t talk, but he’s telling me that it’s his spot. That I shouldn’t be sitting there. That I need to leave.
If I stand up, Othello immediately moves into the spot. He’s 20 ½ years old and when the spot opens up he’s like The Flash. I can stand up and look behind me and he’s there, napping away contently.
Sheldon and Othello know what they want and they take it. They have something that’s important to them and they are singularly focused on obtaining it.
We need to learn from them. We need to have that drive. To know what we want and to go for it. Constantly. Because that’s how we succeed. That’s how we obtain. That’s how we achieve.
What’s your spot? Where is that all-perfect place that you want to be? And what are you doing to obtain it?
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.