Most People have no die of the great capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single are of our lives. – Anthony Robbins
At the moment I am reading a book I was given called ‘How leaders and churches can get it and keep it.’ by Craig Groeschel. For anyone not familiar with Craig Groeschel, get familiar with Craig Groeschel. He is the creator (with his wife) of LifeChurch.tv, a church with thousands of people across many campus’ and is completely spirit filled. I am reading this book along with a group of other like-minded young adults to get an insight into what a dynamic church could be and how to bring the ‘it’ that Box Hill Salvos once had but has been missing for a number of year (I would say 7 years but that is the amount of time I have been part of the church so I don’t want to think I am the cause).
Anyway, I am not a great reader, as I have mentioned before, but I really want to be better at it so I can get out of the stale stagnant place my learning has got to in a number of areas. This box, although not the simplest of reads (due to my ability to be distracted and not multitask, its probably a sinch for others) has really been something I have worked to make time to do because it is so valuable to the future of my church, my life, and eventually my future families life (whenever that may be).
One chapter that I read has stuck with me a bit is a chapter on ‘Devine Focus’. It talks about the power of focusing on one or two things, eg. ministries, and getting them really right. Now although I am on a leadership team that focuses on the youth and Young adults at church, I’m not soley in charge of anything at church that I can apply this too myself (otherwise I already would have done it as soon as I read it), but I’m sure as a team this will be a major discussion for our future. But what I do have a fair bit (not ultimate) control over is my bands and music programs at school, It got me thinking, ‘Am I spreading my efforts too thin?’ I can tell you the answer is yes, and how I get around this I don’t know as I am paid to do all these things so I can’t just drop something, but It did make me wonder what I could do to focus on specifics rather and goals, the small steps not the ultimate end of year performance.
One thing that he talks about is ‘if you try to catch two rabbits at once they will both get away’, I’m trying to catch about 10 rabbits and they all see to be getting away. I don’t have an answer but maybe its time to keep chasing but really focus on bringing in one at a time.
‘Specificity. Selectivity. Exclusivity.’ Craig Groeschel (in some situations. DG)
‘Often he who does too much does too little.’ Italian saying.
‘ Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 3:13-14. NIV.
Just a thought.