Last week, I wrote about focus.
I intend to talk about that again today. It’s important that I do because your failure or success, growth or stagnation, peace or war, prosperity or poverty largely depends on your FOCUS.
Your focus determines your future.
What you keep looking at determines what you will eventually look like.
The people you look up to and study determines who will look up to you and study you. That’s the rhythm of life.
If you’ve seen the the movie THE SOCIAL NETWORK, you’d realize that Mark Zuckerberg was greatly influenced by Bill Gates.
Both of them are different. They belong to different generations but you see a common thread. They have both changed the world by making invaluable contributions through Information Technology.
Elijah told Elisha “If you see me when I’m taken up, you will receive a double portion of my anointing”
What you focus on determines what grows in you
and what grows in you determines what grows through you and comes out of you.
One of my beloved mentors, Fela Durotoye once told me “Your future is not some timezone in the future. It is everything that you can become that you haven’t become yet.”
In a sense, you create your future through the things you focus on. Your future “doesn’t happen” without your participation. Something you are focusing on today is creating an experience some will call tomorrow.
So if you desire an experience, focus on the ingredients that create that experience.
The writer of Hebrews says “Looking unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith”
Why Jesus? Why not David, Solomon, Isaiah or Paul?
It’s simple. None of the other men was perfect, blameless and entirely God. Jesus is. He is the human expression of divine wisdom and perfection.
God says “Focus on my PERFECTION” That will give you strength to press on when you feel like quitting. “Focus on my finished work”
That will stop you from giving up on yourself and those around you.
It takes discipline to focus.
Distractions abound. From the nagging pull of inner conflict to the overwhelming deluge of information pouring through digital devices from social media platforms. It is becoming increasingly difficult to focus. That also means it’s becoming increasingly easier to fail…to fall apart. The easy way is seldom the right way. More often than not, he difficult way, is the right way. It costs something to focus but it might cost you everything, if you don’t focus.
Keep this in mind- At the end of your life, you will not be able to attribute the outcome of your stay on earth to anything other than this one thing- what you chose to focus on per time.
Keep your focus- on the right things, the right people for the right reasons.
Please share your thoughts and questions- if any.