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"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."

- Alexander Graham Bell


Endings are amazing because you can look back and see all the great things that happened from the beginning. You can also look forward and know that there will be a new beginning. But one key thing - whether you're finishing or starting - is focus. How many projects have you picked up and not finished because you lack focus? How many details have you missed in something because you haven't been able to concentrate? How many times have you been a little bit off?

Now, imagine that you had laser-like focus. In this world today there are so many distractions – social media, cellphones, people in our lives who aren’t bringing us up, bills to pay, things to do, people to see etc. After awhile, they begin to take away from our focus. A lot of times people say that they’ll spend their time with better people.

"I’m going to spend my time doing things I like. I’m going to do this or that with my time."

But that time that you set apart doesn’t mean much if your mind isn’t completely there. You need laser-like focus.

I often talk about support and going on a journey with an accountability partner. It's important to have someone in your corner who is for you, has similar goals or can hold you accountable to what you want to do. That person is going to keep you focused. Because when someone else is added to your team and dedicated to the same things you are dedicated to, the focus is less likely to shift off of the end goal. Now, it’s no longer just about you. It’s about you and all parties involved. It’s about the purpose, goal or vision. It's about being dedicated to something greater than yourself. But you need focus.

So what can you do to achieve this focus? Maybe it’s a few moments a day of prayer, meditation or reading. Or maybe it’s just 10 minutes a day of turning your phone off and not worrying about anything else going on in the world.

What do you do to clear your mind? What do you do to keep yourself locked in? This weekend will you be able to have the focus to clear your mind, reset your system and rejuvenate your soul?

Focus on today being great and you will reap exactly what you sow.  





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