If You Focus on the "Chug Hole", You'll Fall Into It.

Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 141871

If You Focus on the Chug Hole or Pot Hole (Location Language), You'll Fall Into It!

Have you ever noticed that while driving a car, or riding a bike, if you focus on that chug hole or pothole as they are called in some areas, you'll hit it! 

Even though you're focusing on it to avoid it. Our bodies take us to where our eyes focus.

The key is to be aware of it, but focus on where you want to go. 

The same is true in life.  If you focus on what you don't want to be, or focus on what you don't want to do, you'll do it. 

You must be aware of the things around you that you do not want to be or do but do not focus on them.  Just be aware and be alert to their presence, even sometimes guarding yourself against them such as: Don't hang out with negative people if you do not want to become one!  Pessimism is contagious!  BUT so is:

  • Being a Problem Solver instead of a problem creator
  • Attention to Detail
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Enthusiasm

One example is a diet, if you focus on food, you'll going to want to eat all of the time.  You have to focus on other things. 

Want to be successful in life?  

Focus on the success that you want.

Stay alert to the pitfalls that can keep you from accomplishing your goal, but do not focus or dwell on them. 



If you focus on the rocks, you'll miss the diamond. 



Focus on where you want to go.  In life, in relationships, and in business.





At Integrity Real Estate Services, we are focused on taking care of you, our clients with Honest, Professionalism and the necessary Knowledge and Skill to get the job done.  Come by and visit with us or give one of us a call  about your real estate needs.  Judi 580-212-5946 Chassy 580-236-9414 or Don 580-212-5947.


Looking for a home for sale in Idabel? Check out the new website , Idabel Homes, in the process. It is a work in progress and only in the beginning stages.  or Visit: Integrity Real Estate Services. 


Edited:  From Meriam Webster Online: Chughole : dialectal variant of Chuckhole

Chuckhole: a hole or rut in a road : pothole



Pothole pic courtesy of DodgertonSkillhause. Diamond in the Rocks courtesy of jdurham.

Comments (29)

Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Judi, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Apr 21, 2018 06:39 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Judi.

I found my diamond in the rough 50 years ago.  She still makes my eyes sparkle when I look into my wife's eyes

Apr 21, 2018 08:23 AM
Khash Saghafi NMLS
Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation - Cleveland, OH
Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland OH NMLS 1114762

I love this post Judi!! Great advice and a great reminder!! Btw, I have never heard them called "chugholes".  Those suckers are POTHOLES!! lol

Apr 21, 2018 11:40 AM
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Great job An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett  thank you for sharing Have a great day. 

Apr 21, 2018 02:17 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett ,

I'm so glad to see this post featured! Great job of showing excellent visuals on this topic of "Focus!" you nailed it!

Apr 21, 2018 02:23 PM
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Great advice & well written, An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett. Frame of Mind Coaching's "What you focus on grows" comes to mind. Focusing on what you WANT to happen is the way you'll head!

Thanks for sharing.

PS: I'd never heard of a chug hole either. I've learned something new!


Apr 21, 2018 03:06 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Fantastic post on staying on target and also being aware of what can happen along the way to get us off track.

Apr 21, 2018 04:53 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

So true!!!

If you focus on what you don't want to be, or focus on what you don't want to do, you'll do it. 

Apr 21, 2018 06:23 PM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Congratulations on a nice featured post.  We all can use a reminder to keep focused!

Apr 21, 2018 09:15 PM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

"Energy flows where energy goes"
It usually requires a conscious effort to focus on the positive - but after time can become more of a habit.  Thank you for the reminder to get that energy flowing in a positive direction.  Congratulations on the feature An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett!  

Apr 22, 2018 02:54 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I never heard the term Chughole!

Thanks for your post.  We definitely should be focusing on what we DO want to happen, not what we DON'T.

Apr 22, 2018 03:32 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on the featured post. I had not heard of the  wordchug holes.

Apr 22, 2018 05:20 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Looking where you want to go applies to everything...

Apr 22, 2018 06:55 AM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I had to come over out of curiosity to learn about chug holes. We call them  pot holes ! 

Apr 22, 2018 07:05 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Judi,

Very interesting post and featured to the group:


Apr 22, 2018 12:37 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Fabulous post Judi!  To think is to create and what one focuses on is what one creates.

Apr 22, 2018 03:01 PM

I like this article and would like to share this with others.

Apr 23, 2018 03:33 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Judi

There's some pretty wisse advice here. The analogy is right on target!!

Congrats on the feature!


Apr 23, 2018 08:19 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL Great title, Judi! 

If you can dream it, you can do it...the caveat is, you HAVE to focus to make those dreams a reality!

Apr 23, 2018 07:40 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I heard a great interview with one of the Nascar drivers who said don't focus on the wall, if you focus on the wall guess what you will hit it. Aligns with what you are syaing. Focus on where you want to go, think on that and you will reach it.

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