- "Focused people don't live in the past. Too many of us yearn for the past and get stuck in it. Instead we should learn from the past and let go of it.
- Focused people don't think about the difficulties, but the rewards. If you dwell on the difficulties too long you'll start to develop self-pity instead of self-discipline.
- Focused people choose their friends carefully. Here are 5 types of people you'll encounter:
Refreshers - who strengthen your faith and energize you.
Refiners - who sharpen you and clarify your vision.
Reflectors - who mirror your energy, neither adding to nor subtracting from it.
Reducers - who try to diminish your goals and efforts to their comfort level.
Rejecters - who don't understand your or what God's called you to do.
So, remain focused and you'll stay grounded; the praise of others is less likely to go to your head, and the negative impact of your critics will be minimized."
("The Word for You Today, Spring 2008, pg. 27)