Without FOCUS you will accomplish little of value in life. People with average skill but intense focus have accomplished results normally attributed to genius. But it is not genius. It is within reach of all of us. You first must decide on what is worthy of your focus.
Never in history has so much information and distraction been placed in front of us. There was a time when there were no billboards, no radio signals, no television, no Facebook, not even an Internet. There were distractions available, but not nearly as plentiful as today.
Have you ever noticed the strategy of diversion, where an enemy creates a distraction in one place so you won’t see what’s happening somewhere else? I believe we are experiencing that today. So one must ask, “Why all the distractions? What are we not supposed to see?”
We as a people are so easily swayed by the god of this age, the prince of the power of the air and we don’t even know it! But the cure is simple. Pursue God. I don’t mean a measly 15 minutes of “quiet time” a day. I mean pursue Him like your life depends on it – because in many ways, it does. I’m talking about getting focused on His kingdom and His righteousness and learning how to operate your business out of that mindset.
This Friday evening I will be interviewing Peter J Daniels, a remarkable Christian who was an illiterate, third generation welfare recipient turned brick layer living in Australia. Everything about his background screamed, “You’ll never make it!” But he was born again in 1959 at a Billy Graham crusade and came to believe that he could make something of his life.
He learned to read the Bible and over the next number of years, got really focused on learning. He read over 6,000 biographies and countless other books while also studying Scripture. He began applying what he learned with intentionality and became a millionaire, more than a thousand times over and used his wealth to advance God’s kingdom. He became focused on having a kingdom mindset while taking dominion in the marketplace. Do you want to learn how to do that?
I have never spoken with a man more focused than him. He is intense, but kind and will not suffer fools. At 82 years of age, he still wants to raise up Christian leaders who want to succeed in business to change the world. If you want to feel the power of focus, be watching for that interview to be posted on this blog. If you have any questions you would like me to ask him, make a suggestion in the comment section of this post.
Until then, be fruitful and multiply!