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Effort: Get Focused!


Are you focused and prepared to receive success?  During a recent conversation with a coaching client we talked about taking a more focused effort in taking small and deliberate steps daily to accumulate success daily.  I recommended to my client to make a decision to commit to success.  I shared what has been a huge benefit for me.  I read the Book of Proverbs from the Bible daily as a habit that has been paramount in my daily success.  My New International Version Leadership Bible says, “Proverbs is an extremely practical and specific book that challenges us to pursue wisdom in each area of everyday life.  This is the book of the Bible you want to read when you want to get in line with God’s common-sense directives and divine will.”  The leadership principle is that God offers wisdom to those who seek it through diligent prayer and disciplined effort.

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The first through seven verses of Proverbs speak about decision making and how it works.  Verse seven says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”  In our world today, we have so many distractions that it is really easy to not make the best decision that is aligned with our purpose.  Making the right decisions can be tricky.  We must always aim to make the best decision and have faith, it is the best decision for God’s desired outcome.

I also suggested reading Proverbs Chapter 31 which speaks about how self discipline works.  Chapter 31 verses ten through thirty-one demonstrates this through the “wife of noble character.”  The talking points support the wisdom of self-discipline and leadership.

Proverbs is an excellent book to read when seeking instruction to add value to personal lives and the lives of others.  The book of Proverbs is perfect because it has 31 chapters for daily reading and reflection.  You simply read one chapter a day and reflect and have a conversation with God about becoming better aligned with His purpose to reveal the will for our lives.   Adding this as a daily routine will definitely lead to becoming better than the day before and being prepared to receive success.

In an attempt to build confidence I asked my client for a blessing.  It is a privilege and an honor to let others be a blessing towards you.  After reading Proverbs Chapters 1 and 31, we discussed the need to become better focused.  My client also remembered his pastor telling him to read 1& 2 Samuel of the Bible about “Getting Focused.”  This is the blessing I received from the conversation.

Here are the five points I listed and am committed to better focusing on:

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  1. Peers
  2. Relationship/Marriage
  3. Life
  4. Flesh
  5. Family

What a blessing!  To carry out my God given mission adding positive value to the lives of others, I have to become more focused.  Deciding to commit to our success we have to become more focused in taking small daily steps which will lead to improvement in any area of your life.

Who doesn’t need to get better at focusing, prioritizing and preparing for the future?


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To fully receive the benefit from a blessing one must be able to be focused in effort, action, and faith to fully receive the benefits from a blessing.  We must get focused, take a look at each encounter as an opportunity to make ourselves better.

Decide, Commit, Succeed!

Please leave a comment.  How do you prepare for success?