You know me by now that I love the motivation that can come from others whom because of their discipline and commitment reach their full potential. One such person is Eliud Kipchoge, who was the first human to run 26.2 miles in under 2 hours. Kipchoge is Kenyan and has a very straightforward approach to his training and his life. It is a good reminder to us as we think about work goals and objectives in this coming year:
“I think that when you stop leading a simple life, your mind-set loses contact with the outside world and you lose your focus on your actual goals,” says Kipchoge. “At this point, you run the risk of forgetting about the really important things in life.”
What he is tell us, is keep it simple in our mind-set and our life if we want to achieve.
God puts it more bluntly when He tells us that in this life we are living for Him to stay “Fixed”. To be fixed on something is even beyond focused. I tend to lose golf balls…a lot…so I have learned how to be fixed if I am going to find them. To do so I intently focus on where the ball went into the woods or rough and without diverting my stare, I then walk directly to that spot without taking my eyes off the exact bush, tree or area that the ball disappeared. It is a simple exercise and I have to block out any distraction or conversation around me as I bee-line to that point. God also wants us fixed on Him and wants us to simplify and block out the rest that might pull us away or off track. It’s not easy, but it is a simple fix that He wants from us today!
Reference: Proverbs 4:25 (New Living Translation)