My friend Jema inspired me to pick a word for the year, as she has. One word came to mind immediately, but I decided to take some time before I decided. In the end, I stuck with that first word; the word was:
Focus can mean a variety of things.
When you bring your camera lens into “focus,” you are generally creating a clearer picture. And although I see that as an expected result, it isn’t the exact “focus” of my “focus.”
I was listening to a video by a business strategist last week and she made the statement that you should not have more than three goals for your business. As I thought about her reasons for the limitation on goals, I saw the wisdom in it.
I have so many things I want to do and new ideas hitting me all the time. Many of the things I know I should be putting energy into never get done because I’m always going in so many directions. If I could limit my focus to a narrower spectrum of pursuits, I would likely accomplish more.
So for 2014, I am intent on narrowing my focus to include only those things that truly drive me towards my personal goals and fit with my personal callings. That means cutting out some very ‘good’ things in order to make room for better things. That is not easy for me to do.