Social media shines the light on a lot of things, our strengths, weaknesses, passions and even earnest desires. However, there is one thing that can cause you to lose sight of what is important and that’s the lack of focus or in this case F.O.C.U.S.
F.O.C.U.S. = Find One Craft and Use it Strategically
What does that mean?
We have all been blessed with multiple talents. Some have known what they were meant to do it seems since birth. For others, it may take a while to discover or find what their true life passion is. But when you discover it, you will definitely know. And sometimes, it is the thing that comes the easiest that we have to utilize to get us to our greatest desire.
But it only takes one that can open the door to many. A lifecoach will tell you a person that has an entire list of things they want to do and become, is a person that truly doesn’t know who or what they really want to become. Indeed, all things are possible but you want to be able to give 100% to something and the rest will follow. For example, the past two years, my focus was entirely on writing. I started my blog and I began writing Sunday Mourning. By doing so, I strengthened my writing skills, completed and published my book and was able to consistently build and add to my blog. Now I am ready to add on other projects and explore other areas while still giving the amount of time and commitment needed to my writing.
I use the wordcraftand often interchange it with gift or talent. And believe me, if you don’t find it, it will find you. A good way of discovering your craft is by having some hobbies. Get out and enjoy life, travel, read, be active in the community. You can even take some college courses, but allow yourself to explore.
Once you discover what makes you heart happy, use it. We have all heard the saying, “if you don’t use, you’ll lose it.” Well I had actually discovered writing over 6 years ago. I began a local newsletter in my home town. I was writing, interviewing and even selling ad space in order to cover the cost of the printing each month. It was going great. I can only imagine where it could have been today if I had stuck with it. But any who, I got distracted and stopped writing. Thank God I didn’t lose it, but I did have to strengthen it once I picked the pen back up. Understand this, when you discover your purpose and passion in life, there will be many distractions that present themselves to keep you from moving forward. Let that be the reminder or the clue that let’s you know you are on the right track. Keep going and by no means don’t you dare look back.
With everything you do, you are going to need a game plan, your strategy. You have to use your craft to leverage yourself. My craft was writing, so I went at it consistently. When others stopped, I kept going. I shared my process along the way, gained an audience and continue to implement writing in all that I do. I wrote a press release to tell my story. My story was told and the newspaper that shared it, hired me as a Staff Writer. I make sure that everything I do is done with an intended purpose and goal in mind. Write your game plan down and put your game face on, it’s time to get dirty. It’s time to F.O.C.U.S. and it’s time to win. You’ve been down long enough.
- Daily IN-spiration * * * March 4th (revsandy.wordpress.com)