Beverley Benskin

When I think of the word FOCUS, I think of driving a car.
When I’m driving, I look straight ahead and I know my desired destination.
I move forward at a steady pace and I’m aware that there may be a few obstacles along the way, like stop signs, traffic and detours. As I continue on my journey, I am focused on moving forward and arriving at my destination.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up, figure out how to climb it, to go through it, work around it.”
[Michael Jordan]
Remember, when you have a goal to reach, you will encounter hurdles and setbacks along the way. But you still need to keep moving; you can’t just give up.
If for some reason while I am driving I start to pay more attention to what’s going on in the rearview mirror and constantly keep looking back at an accident or a tailgater, etc., as I drive, I begin to lose focus.
When I constantly look back while driving the car I will begin to swerve all over the road and not only will I get completely off track, I will miss my destination.
When you keep looking back, you will not be able to clearly see what’s ahead.
For example, if I begin to focus more on my past hurts, pain and disappointments instead of focusing on what’s going on in the present and making intentional plans for the future, then I will not progress. It will be difficult for me to move forward.
Focus is necessary to move towards your destiny, whatever that might be for you. Whether it’s getting in shape, going back to school, learning a new skill or just cleaning out your closets, you will need to focus on the goal in order to succeed. Keep your thoughts and focus on the present and ahead of you. Keep your focus on your purpose, your calling and your goals and you will stay on course.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you ignore your past hurts or the challenges that may arise, but find a way to work through them, heal and begin the process of moving forward. Again, this is not always an easy task, but a necessary one. You want to learn from your past, but don’t live there. You have the power to decide today what you are going to continue to focus on.
“Our thoughts create our reality, where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.” [P. McWilliams]
If you have something that you want to accomplish you will have to stay focused. It’s so easy to get derailed, so if that happens, re-focus and get back on track.
Be blessed .
XO