Follow One Course Until Success! That’s the word focus as explained by John Lee Dumas. Focusing involves concentrating on one goal at a time as we desire to have built to last businesses.
If we are to keep focused, we need to identify what we really want to accomplish this season and build on it till it is completed that is by sticking to our core goals. We also need to learn to prioritize that is by doing the urgent and most important things first on our, “to do” and “not to do” lists; and this is most recommended to be done on a daily. In addition we must stay the course and pay our most attention to the end results that is we should not give up till the we see the desired product.
For example I was once blessed with an opportunity to go and pursue a diploma at YMCA, I purposed to keep my eyes on the outcome and not fret. I refused to be distracted by minor issues like delayed payment of tuition and lack of transport for I had the faith that I would achieve the main goal –the Diploma. Thanks to God, I did!
As Oprah said, “whatever your goal for this year is, you can get there-if you are willing to do the work.” We therefore need to stick to the positive things we can do now and in the future instead of stressing about what we were unable to do the previous day. Let us always remember that tomorrow is another day and have faith.
Further more, starting small that is by doing the goals that are easier to accomplish first also makes focusing possible in business. This is in a way that it motivates you to also tackle the goals that seem difficult by building your hope and strength as you will have tested the waters.
Finally,without focus we will find ourselves lost in the noise of business while important signals pass over our heads ; we will dump money into projects and quickly give up.
As I Kings 18:21 reads, “And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.” Let us learn to set a specific goal and give it all our energies till it is achieved !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!