“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many people are familiar with the story about Jesus walking on water. But did you know Peter, one of His disciples, walked on water too? The bible recounts how Peter saw Jesus walking on the water. Peter, on a boat, called out to Jesus as He walking by. He said, “Lord if it’s really you, call me to you.”
Jesus told Peter to come to Him. So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water. It wasn’t until Peter took his eyes off Jesus that he began to sink.
Peter noticed and was distracted by the wind and the waves around him. He lost focus.
Regardless of your beliefs, one point of this story that can be applied to us all is this…
When we stay focused on our goals and vision, we will accomplish extraordinary things. However, the world around us is filled with distractions, wind and waves if you will, that want to take your eyes off your target. The wind and waves of life will always be there. Let’s accept that fact.
The solution is simple. Identify your target. Acknowledge that distractions are going to be all around you. However, never take your focus off your target.
Do you know what your target is? Is it so clear to you in your mind (and on paper) that when you focus you can see exactly what you are going for?
If you don’t have a clear target, coupled with laser focus, chances are you won’t be walking on water.