Alexander Graham Bell recognized the value of being able to focus on a task…
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.
The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
However, he also observed that it was not just about focusing on “a” thing, but on the “right” thing…
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
Someone once said that “when God closes a door, He opens a window”. Sometimes, the door of opportunity closes, and when it does, instead of bemoaning what we perceive to have lost, we should be looking for the new opportunity that God is opening before us.
As we enter into the promise of a new year, this is the perfect time to regain our perspective for the tasks ahead. Success in anything requires perseverance and focus. Make sure your focus is on the prize God intended for you, and not an attractive distraction.
Happy New Year!