The Power of Focus

“’s all about focus. The main reason most people struggle professionally and personally is a lack of focus. They procrastinate or allow themselves to be easily distracted and interrupted."-Canfield, Hanson, Hewitt
Reference: Canfield, Jack (2012-03-05T22:58:59). The Power of Focus Tenth Anniversary Edition: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty (Kindle Locations 327-329). Health Communications, Inc.. Kindle Edition. ”

Does Focus Just Happen?

Focus just doesn't happen. It must be intentional. Thus, it takes work. As I come to the end of my Master's program, and reflect on how much work it took to get to the finish line, I am in complete awe of God's grace and mercy. There were times when I truly wanted to quit (mother of 5, wife, entrepreneur, etc.). The late nights of studying, days of feeling like I was totally losing my mind (not really, but you get what I mean), the sacrifices my family made; and the list goes on. As I ponder the journey, I am very aware that things did not come easy. It took hard work, intentionality, and focus! I can recall one night sitting up late, completing an assignment, and I thought to myself..."is this worth it?" My head was pounding, my body was tired; and I was just so ready to be done with school. However, I eventually snapped out of my "woe is me" phase. I knew my "why" and I was determined to complete what I started!

Growing up, my upbringing wasn't the most ideal, and I had many negative childhood experiences and statistics staring me straight in the face. Nevertheless, I was determined to succeed in everything that God called me to do. It wasn't easy. Trust me. It was hard, stressful at times, and even very lonely.