You need to find your focus and you need to anchor your focus because storms are going to arrive. Most of the time they show up without warning and usually when you are distracted with other things.
Sometimes the storms show up as a barrage of little things that pile up to the point of suffocation. It feels like you stepped into an ant bed without knowing it and now you’re covered up and in pain.
Unless you are anchored in your focus, the storms will sweep you out to sea.
Daily Inspiration and Encouragement
January 29, 2020
Moment of HOPE
Find and Anchor Your Focus
You need to find your focus and lock on to it. There are too many distractions on any given day and pretty much every minute of the day. Without a determined and anchored focus, you will be tossed to and fro – busy with much doing and not getting much done.
There’s a meme going around social media that shows two images – one is a ketchup bottle in the door of the fridge and the other is a massive valley packed with trees. The captions are about how the husband will ask where the ketchup is and then turn around and point out a deer in the valley.
Because during hunting season, the focus is there to find the deer.
At the end of last year, I knew it was time to lock into focus. I took out all of my notes, chipped away at the business plan, and fashioned a detailed and targeted #WhiteBoardofWorldDomination for 2020.
For the last ten years, I have had an idea of what I wanted to do, but an idea can be tossed around. It’s like a kite. An idea can soar with the storm or come crashing to the ground.
I knew it was time to move beyond the kite phase.
The more I stripped back the stuff in my plan, the stronger the focus grew. Even with a honed and determined focus, stuff still through me off track (and it’s still the first month of the year). But because of the honed and determined focused, it has been much easier to get back to it.
If you are going to make it through the storms that are going to show up then you need to dig down, dig in, and settle your focus.
Find Your Focus
When you find your focus, you know where you want to go. When you know where you want to go then it becomes easier to make the better choices to get there.
- What have you been doing? Look back at the last year and review what steps you have taken in your journey.
- Where has the investment gotten you? Evaluate your progress. Be honest about how the steps you have taken have moved you. Did you spin in circles? Did you go back? Did you move forward?
- How do you feel about the journey? Rate your satisfaction with what you have done and where it has landed you.
- What didn’t work? Get serious about what you did that didn’t work. Review the events, the steps, the choices, the courses – all of it.
- Why didn’t it work? Now is the time to be raw and real with self. Did it not work because it’s not for you or did it not work because you were going through the motions or only half doing it?
- What matters most? In the end, your focus will be determined by your values. Define what matters most and those values will help you determine the right focus for you.
You are the only one that can determine your focus. Others can tell you what to do, but doing something or having something to do and having focus are very different. Focus creates a determination that will get you through the storms.
You need storm standing focus if you are going to create your life of possibility living. Growing up BIG DREAMS and stepping into your path less taken will require that you find your focus and that you anchor that focus firmly in a solid foundation.
Challenge for Intentional Actions
Find Your Focus
What keeps coming up in your heart?
Think through that one idea.
Create a plan to make that heartsong your life.
Focus matters. Find your focus – the thought, idea, or direction that will keep you determined no matter what. Anchor your focus into a firm foundation that will not give or waver no matter what hits it. Keep the focus close at heart so when the storms show up, it will be there to help you get through.
Quote of the Day
“Find your focus and anchor your focus so you can stand when storms arrive.” – Kathryn Lang
What Others Say
Exodus 37 – 40
1 Kings 16 – 18
Songs 5 – 6
Jeremiah 46 – 48
Psalm 141 – 145
“Happy (joyful) is the people whose God is the Lord.” from Psalm 144:5
Are you a happy people? When you picture happy as a place of peaceful joy then it becomes easy to understand why a person who focused on God and looks to God will be a happy people.
How do you make the choice for a joyful life?
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Where do you look for the power you need to see you through?
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