5 SECRETS TO REMAIN FOCUSED ON YOUR VISION THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW
Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to
the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62.NIV)
Concentration is the 10th absolute principle of destiny fulfillment
Here comes the 10th absolute principle of destiny fulfillment. A recapitulation of the nine precedent absolute principles:
1-Discover your Divine destiny
2-Have a burning desire to see your destiny fulfill
3-Develop a persuasive vision
4-Set mistakes free goals
5-Make sure you train
6-Be positive in your thinking
8-Take some risks
Now to concentration,
Elisha is a good example of concentration in the miss of distraction, when he wanted the double portion of his master’s unction; that anointing that was to carry him into his destiny. (2 kings 2:9-15. To continue on the part of success you need concentration. “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there,” Avers, the American journalist, Josh Billings.
Concentration is the ability, through fixed habit and practice, to keep your mind on one subject until you have thoroughly familiarized yourself with that subject and mastered it. It is the ability to control your attention and focus it on a given problem until you have solved it. Concentration is the ability to throw off the effects of habits which you wish to discard, and the power to build new habits that are more to your liking. It is also the ability to fix attention, at will, on a given subject, with a feeling that this ability, when fully developed, would bring you the object of your definite chief aim in life. Concentration is the ability to remained focus on one objective despite distractions and sidetracks. The apostle Paul said: “this one thing I do” Phil 3:13.
Because many things will attempt to distract and sidetrack you on your pursuit of success, I wish to reveal to you 4 secrets to remain focus on your Divine purpose:
1. Put the power of visualization to work.
The first way to gain focused is to use the power of visualization. As we explained earlier, concentration simply means a projection about an object in the future. Visualization means to picture the future you have formed in your mind. God gives you one thing; the devil gives you the second thing. Focus your mind upon your vision until ways and means for its realization have been worked out and successfully put into operation. As you are visualizing, constantly suggest to yourself that your vision is important and practice the habit of this suggestion. Look ahead one, three, and five or even ten years, and see yourself as the most successful person in your field. See, in your imagination, an appropriate way of exercising your talent. See yourself influencing people to fulfill their destinies. See yourself in possession of the skills you need in order to be great for God. See yourself engaged in a life-calling in which you will not fear the loss of your position. Paint this picture clearly, through the powers of your imagination, and lo! It will soon become transformed into a beautiful picture of deeply seated desire. Use this desire as the chief object of your concentration and observe what happens. Two important laws enter into the act of concentrating the mind on a given desire. One is the law of Auto-suggestion and the other is the law of habit. Think in the same way over and over again – out of repetition – out of thinking the same thoughts over.
2. Constantly revise and review your goals
The next way to develop concentration is to revise and review your goals constantly. God doesn’t only want us to do the right thing, but to do things rightly. Periodically check and eventually clean off any endeavor that is not leading to the direction of your vision. To properly do, keep your goal where you can easily reach it e.g. your Bible, on your bed side and the likes, so that you can read it at least ones a week if not every day. Concentrate your mind upon that goal for ten minutes daily, just before retiring at night and just after arising in the morning, for the purpose of determining just how you shall proceed to transform it into reality. You can become a powerful and magnetic speaker, therefore permit nothing to interfere your doing so. You have to concentrate. Nothing shapes your life more than your concentration, it can develop you if present or it can destroy you if absent, but either way, it will define you.
3. Have somebody who can be calling you to order each time he sees that you are losing focus
To develop and maintain concentration, you can assign somebody with whom you have shared your vision, to be checking and calling you back to order each time it is necessary. It can be your partner, a matured child or even a good friend. At times you can be carried by distraction or other small preoccupations that aren’t really important; in such times somebody who knows your purpose and goal can call you back to order and remind you that you are digressing. In his book’ Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill calls that process of cooperating with someone to attain your vision, “creating Master Mind.
4. Never do anything just because you use to do it.
Furthermore to keep concentration on your vision, never do anything just because you use to do it. Always check whether what you are engaged in is still relevant for the fulfillment of your dream. Any activity which is a priority must be evaluated from time to time. There is a well-founded hypothesis that when one concentrates one’s mind upon a given subject, facts of nature that are closely related to that subject will “pour” in from every conceivable source.
5. Always try to keep a quiet mind.
A crowded mind limits concentration. Always try to keep your mind as quiet as you can. And this is very possible when you strengthen yourself in the Lord by always praying for your project and protect it from satanic attacks. The level of information in this day and time is far more than any one person can possibly handle and process. The result of information overload is usually distraction, and it dilutes your focus and takes you off your game. In golf, if you take your eye off the ball, you will flub it, top it, slice it, hook it, or maybe miss it entirely. Information overload can make us take our eyes off the ball which is our vision. When you are tempted to be distracted, remember this advice, take up one thing, do it, see the end of that thing and before you have seen the end do not turn to the other side.
Failure starts when you do so many things at the same time. Any person with a single aim in life arrives early at the harvest; don’t try to do everything at once. That is why time is spread out. Do just the “one thing”.