As I work through my next book for the year (#18 unless I finish another one beforehand), I will be journaling my answers to the book “Habitudes: Images that form leadership habits & attitudes”.  This particular book is the 3rd in the series.  You can read the other posts in this series here.

Floods and rivers are both merely bodies of water.  The difference lies in the focus.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish”

The benefits of a clear vision are laid plain in Proverbs 29:18.  Without a clear vision people will cease to be there.  The most likely scenario is they just move on to a different organization or find another team to partner with.

In Matthew 6:22-24, we learn a split focus isn’t the best option.  You will grow to love one focus and grow to hate the other.  You can’t have both.  Philippians 3:13-14 tells us about leaving the past in the past and focusing on the things ahead.  Single point of focus.  Both of these passages reinforce a single point of focus being the best way to success.

I am performing a bunch of activities, however most are focused on the same goal.  I still have a couple of NoGaCoCo orders coming in every month, but they are not time-consuming and simply require that I mail them out.  NoGaCoCo gets almost no attention from me monthly.  For sure it has suffered because of it, however my main focus has to be The Oak House.

I rarely perform any activities that could be trimmed back.  I am usually focused and concentrating on putting my energies into the things that matter most.  I don’t have much idle time to speak of.  I am in a season of life where I am focused and I try to take advantage of the focus.

Right now, there is no one word that could summarize The Oak House.  Going forward, I hope the one word used to describe us is “community” as we want to have a thriving community within the wall.  One of our benchmarks of success will be to have multiple thriving communities within The Oak House.

Categories: Habitudes

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