Where’s Your Focus?

Many leaders will begin with a clear focus on what’s important. They know the purpose of leadership.

To help others become better. To take others to places they couldn’t have gotten to alone. To show a path.

You can find your focus!

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Sadly, many leaders will lose there way. They’ll lose their focus. They’ll begin to wonder about what really matters.

At some point or another this happens to almost everyone. After you’ve seen success after success or failure after failure, you can easily lose your focus.

Why We Lose Our Focus

Focus can be a tricky thing to maintain for the long run. During the beginning, it’s easy to stay focused.

You have a targeted goal. You know what you’re aiming for. You have clearly defined metrics of success.

Yet after successes the next milestone becomes muddied. You can’t clearly see what the next step should be.

Start Where You’re At

Starting out can be the most difficult part of your journey. I know it was for me.

There was a lot of procrastination that I needed to conquer. A lot of mental objections needed to be met before I could start.

But I finally learned to start where I was at. And you can start where you’re at as well.

While I’d always enjoyed learning about leadership and being in a leadership position, it was tough to take action and call myself a leader. I rarely felt I had the know-how to call myself that.

Then things started to change. My journey began where I was at.

The journey really started in a strange place to me. In a Family Christian Bookstore.

I don’t know why it seems so strange but it does. I guess that’s how some things pan out.