The story below really helped me when I read it. It taught me great lessons on the relevance of keeping focus and concentration in this world where lots of distractions are ever present to keep you and I off our plans and objectives.
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You will enjoy this story. I picked it up from the book, Enoch Adeboye, an African Legends of Faith Series Vol.2 authored by Rebecca Bible-Davids.
“A captured king had to transfer a brim full cup of water from one end of a stadium to the other without spilling a drop. On one side of the stadium would be people cheering and hailing him, while on the other side would be people cursing, discouraging and insulting him.
Behind him was a beheader who would chop off his head the moment a drop of water spilled on the floor. That seemed a difficult task because the water in the cup was full to the brim but he had no option. The test began; the young king scared to the bones gradually carried the water till he reached the other end.
The older king (his captor) on the other end asked him if it was the people praising him or the people cursing him that motivated him to transfer the cup safely. He was so honest to tell the king (his captor) that he did not even know they were there because his full concentration was on his destination.
Then, the king told him never to listen to the praises or curses of the people, he must keep his eyes on the mark and prize. That is the path to greatness”
When you learn to keep your eyes and focus on the mark and on the prize on your business or any project you set out to execute, you’ll always end up achieving your aims. Distractions come and leave when they notice that you’re not ready to look their way.
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