This video in Dave Ramsey’s “Momentum Theorem” series is the one where he starts detailing the theorem variable-by-variable. He focuses on focus–something children’s authors and freelance writers need!
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See the rest of the videos in the future posts of this series (links above)!
Notes from myself and others who have heard this teaching around the web:
- Focus is lost for two reasons: fear and greed.
- Fear can cause you to lose focus. It’s not a fruit of the spirit.
- You can get greedy for money, stats, fame, and more.
- When we get distracted by fear or greed, we lose focus. For example, the average career of a professional football player is 3.7 years. Why is it that football players who are paid millions to do one thing—catch a football—often drop it under pressure? Because they lose focus. They hear footsteps (fear) or get ahead of themselves (greed) rather than focusing on doing the one thing that is important (execution). We also lose focus when we take our eyes off of the ball and focus on the goal. We think about running before we finish the catch. You are walking in something you have yet to earn.
- Focus means you don’t look at anything outside of what you’re focused on.
- With focus, you have an unbelievable advantage.
- Rick Warren calls focus being intentional.
- Stephen Covey calls focus being proactive. You have to happen to things.
- Try focusing on your marriage/job/kids/spiritual life–because no one else in this culture does!
- Scripture: “A double-minded man [is] unstable in all he does.” (James 1:8, NIV)