I recently went to the optometrist for an exam. I wasn’t surprised to learn that my vision had changed. I knew that before making the appointment. It was becoming harder to see things clearly, especially up close. I couldn’t focus.
We need focus in all areas of life. Without it, we roam from activity to activity with no real purpose. At the end of the day, we realize that we’ve spent our lives, but we aren’t sure what we got in return.
Focus and busyness are not the same. Many extremely busy people lack focus. That’s probably why they are so busy. Life focus allows us to say yes to things that matter and no to things that aren’t important.
When our lives lack focus, we are easily distracted. We don’t see the interconnectedness between our daily activities and our long-range plans. We bounce around like ping-pong balls on a fishing boat.
When you know your why, you will have a life focus. Recently, a father bought copies of Live Your Why for his kids. He said that he wanted them to understand their whys before ever deciding to go to college. People of all ages are identifying their life focus and making progress toward living a life that matters now and in future generations.
Unless you intentionally pursue your why, you will waste a part of your 168 hours each week. When you know your why, you’ll be better able to invest those hours in things that matter to God and make a difference in your community. That’s when your life will sing a song the world is waiting to hear. You don’t have to be stuck in a rut! Think about it.
How badly do you want to know and live your why?