When things are blurry and the path unclear, remember that clear vision requires focus.
Just like eyes that cannot see clearly require glasses to bring things into focus, so does our lives. We need to have a clear vision for ourselves and where we are going. This includes our daily lives, our faith, and our goals.
If you have a goal but cannot see the finish line, you need to take the appropriate steps to sharpen that vision and bring it fully into focus. You need to figure out all the tasks required to reach the end. If you cannot see it clearly, and do not know the steps required to complete it, zoom in and break it down. Focus on one step at a time.
For anything you do not know how to do or understand, ask someone who has done it before or search online. You may need to take a few courses to learn something so that you can keep moving forward. At other times you may lose momentum possibly because things are taking longer than you require. You need to dig in deep and stay focused. If you do this with determination and focus you will reach your goals.
Every day should be lived with purpose. Know what you want to do each day and then go about making it happen. If you need a rest day, focus on what you need to do in order to replenish yourself. It could be as simple as sleeping in, taking a day off, reading a good book, or just hanging around with good friends. Whatever your ideal way to relax is, make it happen. Then once you are rested, get focused and get back at it. List out each morning what you want to accomplish and then make it happen.
When we don’t have a vision for ouselves we end up slagging and wander without focus through life. We need to know what we want from ourselves, the type of person we want to be and the type of friends we want to have. If you don’t know what you want to do, that’s okay, try different things until you find your passion.
If you are struggling with the type of person you want to become there are two ways to go about it. The first is to look at people you admire and see what they are doing, then start to take some of the same measures. The second is to look at someone you don’t want to become and list all the things they do that you don’t like, then make sure not to do any of them. If you listen to your guidance you will know right from wrong and can choose how to live.
Once you are clear on who you are, or who you are becoming then you can surround yourself with friends who hold the same ideals and beliefs about life as you. Like attracts like and when we find what I like to call our soul friends. You’ll know when you find them as you will just click. Being with friends should be easy, at times no conversation is required, at others you, or they, will lend a much needed ear. True friends will support you and love you for who you are, without judgement.
Faith also requires focus. While you can pray anytime, anywhere, you need to still all your other thoughts and activities to have a conversation God. You need to quiet your mind and focus on your spirit so that you can feel Gods’ presence. In the beginning this takes a while to learn how to do it. We need to be able to sit quietly in Gods’ presence and hear Him. With practice we can do it more quickly as we know where and how to focus and we are able to sense when God is with us.
If you find yourself stumbling through life, stop and ask yourself why. What areas need more of your attention? Perhaps all you need is a little reminder that clear vision requires focus.