Two Ways to Stay Focused
Today I've got just a quick message for everyone.
The following is straight from the heart, and it goes out to all the people who understand why they're here. What I mean by that is, some of you understand the purpose God set out for you, and you're living life in a way that gives you true satisfaction. To those people reading this,, I want you to remember two things.
First of all, never forget the reason you started.
The journey will make it easy to forget how much time it took to grow. The journey makes it easy to forget why you started, and what you set out to accomplish in the first place. Always remember where you started, and always remember the purpose you set out with. That passion is why you're breathing, so you can't just sit here and entertain things that take away from your vision. You can't sit here and entertain people's opinions, or drama that doesn't really matter, or even your own personal feelings. You can't entertain gossip over your vision and expect to grow.
If you want to continue your progression, you have to stay focused.
You've got to be unapologetic, and you've got to be truly loyal to your purpose. You've got to understand that your purpose is bigger than just you. Whatever you're meant to do is going to change the whole world for the better, but if you never get that far, the world will be far worse off for it. If you can stay focused and if you can stay loyal to your vision, you will make the world a much better place.
The second thing you have to remember is that you can't possibly continue growing if you align with the wrong ideals. Your vision is a lifelong commitment, and if you can't weather the long haul, you'll miss out on some incredible returns. Like I said earlier in this post, the journey has a way of making us forget why we started. The journey has a way of making us value change just because it's new. Don't get me wrong—change can be great. That being said, you've got to filter good change from bad change. You've got to ask yourself questions about the people you're spending time with, and the state in which you're living.
You've got to ask yourself, "Are these people really making me better, or am I losing myself to them?" Oftentimes, we love people so much that it's hard to see how much we're losing ourselves and our visions to them. My challenge to you, if you're already on this journey of growth, is to stay cautious even when you experience victory. My challenge to you is to constantly self-evaluate, because the journey is a marathon, not a 40 yard dash.
It all starts with you.