The Power of Focus

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As this year comes to a close, I am reflecting on areas of growth in my life. I  grew physically. I had nothing to do with that. That area was out of my control. Through my musings, it suddenly occurred to me that many of the things I had chosen to focus on had grown. Let me illustrate this point a bit more.

At the beginning of the year, I was given a unique opportunity of spending a whole year in a leadership growth environment through the Harvest Institute Leadership programme. We were required to read a number of books each month on a number of themes all related to some form of leadership. As a result, my waking hours, moments in the middle of the day and free time has been utilized either reading, analyzing leadership theories or attempting to practice many of the leadership principles I was learning. I have noticed that my desire to interact with or analyze what I am learning has increased. I am attempting to put some of the leadership principles learned into practice. All this would not have been possible without an intentional decision to focus on a particular growth area. There are many things I would have loved to do which I had to put aside for this season, in order to complete the programme.

Whatever we choose to focus on will grow. If we choose to focus on the weaknesses, of our colleagues, siblings or spouse; the weaknesses will increase in intensity. The reverse is also true. Focus magnifies its object. Psalm 34:3 says: O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. The benefits of focus in this verse come in the next verses. Those who look to him are radiant. Their faces are never covered in shame.

There are so many other illustrations I could give. My hope that the 3 above will suffice. Focusing on leadership lessons will lead to leadership growth. Focus on the weaknesses of our colleagues, siblings or spouse will magnify the issues and magnifying the Lord will increase radiance. It is never too late to choose or adjust the object of our focus with the knowledge that whatever we choose to focus on; will grow.

9 thoughts on “The Power of Focus”

  1. Woooow Angelina,

    Thanks a lot for your eye-catching and mind enlightening post.
    Having read it, my mindset has shifted on what I focus on, eventhough these are things that I already knew, the way you put them into perspective surely caught my attention.
    My goal, if not new years resolution is going to be focusing on the right things, the positives and above all, on GOD! !

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