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Focus is an important key to life. Many people fail in life, or certainly, miss their highest and best potential, all because of a lack of focus.
This week we’re focusing on “focus!” Each day this week I’m providing you a key description of one aspect of focus and the benefits it brings to us. We’ll be using an acronym for the 5 points.
What is focus all about? First is about force. Focus is what gives force or power to your life. Second, focus is about ownership. Ownership is owning the responsibility for your life, your decisions, your growth and your future.
Thirdly, focus is about CLARITY. When something is brought into focus it becomes sharper, clearer, more well-defined.
When it comes to life, you can’t effectively focus on lots of different things simultaneously. When you try to focus on too many things, you lose focus on everything. Real life focus happens when we zero in, tune up, target the main things.
I call this the “kingpin principle.” In bowling, the object is to powerfully direct the bowling ball to one pin—the kingpin. If the kingpin falls, it will take lots of other pins, and perhaps all the other 9 pins with it!
Find the “kingpins” in your life, and focus on them. Get clarity on what’s really important, and go after it! Paul wrote about this in Philippians 3:13, 14 (NIV) “…one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”