Resetting - Renewing - Restoring - Rejoicing

Monday; May 2, 2016 
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Proverbs 4:25 
FOCUS – There comes a time when we become tired – tired of the ghetto drama – tired of the pulling and pushing – tired of just tired. And it is at these times that this month we much accept a great word – a word that is needed to get us to the place where we need to be. This month of May we going to change our vocabulary and get a FOCUS this month – this moment – right now. FOCUS – FOCUS – FOCUS.  Time to Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Time to set our minds on things above and not be so focused on the earthly things of this world. The Lord is our Shepherd - He is in control. And we need to know that everything is going to be okay - we need to stand on the promise of God that it is well. And we need to make up our mind in our hearts that it is well. We need to FOCUS and we need to call those things forth as though they were - because they are. So today Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. FOCUS.  
FOCUS - Now is a perfect time to start thinking about ways to become more goal oriented.Now is the time to FOCUS. Break away from the mass mentality and break to FOCUS. In beginning to create FOCUS in your life – your chance of success will skyrocket! Do you have some goals that you want to achieve in the near future? What would you be willing to do to achieve unprecedented progress? Are you ready to pull out all the stops and make big things happen? You need to develop the ability to mentally shrink down the size of your challenges in your mind. Your internal view of how big or small the challenge is will have a direct influence on your confidence. Your brain can make any task look big and impossible, or it can make it seem totally doable.  It’s the same task but a completely different feeling. When your confidence is high, even the difficult challenges associated with the art of FOCUS will seem fun and exhilarating. When setbacks and problems come up you need to view them not as walls or roadblocks, but as part of the growth process.Make up your mind beforehand to allow yourself to embrace the opportunity to solve any unforeseen problem. I promise you, your untapped abilities will surprise you when the time comes. FOCUS. 
FOCUS - Develop a burning passion for the results you are about to create. Make an unbreakable commitment to see it through clear to the finish line – no matter what. Each morning, prepare a task list for the day and prioritize the tasks by importance. FOCUS. Get to work on your most important tasks early in the day so that you don’t run out of time. FOCUS. Limit distractions. FOCUS. Challenge yourself. FOCUS. Remember actions and outcomes – FOCUS. Today make effective strategic courses. Begin today to achieve excellence in the things that really matter. Today begin to understand how to market yourself and your ideas – begin to build your brand – not any other brand – but your unique one of a kind brand. FOCUS. Think strategically – FOCUS. If you want to grow, you must stop focusing on your past and focus instead on the future. Focus on what you want, not what you didn’t want to happen to you. Focus on your goal, not your habits. This is why diets don’t work. When you’re on a diet, what are you focused on all the time? Food. You think far more about food on a diet than you do when you’re off the diet. Or take the smoker who wants to quit and says, “One of these days I’m going to give up smoking because I know it’s bad for me.” But the whole time, he’s focusing on what he doesn’t want to do. That keeps you stuck in a rut. You’ve got to focus on something else.Don’t focus on what happened. Focus on what you want to happen. If you insist on driving while looking in the rear view mirror, you’re going to crash. So stop it! It’s over. If you want to finish the race well, you need to commit to a daily time with God so that you can fill your mind with God’s Word and focus on his goal for your life, not your past. FOCUS – FOCUS – FOCUS. 
Aristotle Onassis stated - It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. 
Sabrina Bryan stated - You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support. 
Denis Waitley stated - Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. 

Pamela Guy-Strayhorn