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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Attention

I'm thinking of this word today as we once again need to be making those necessary priority decisions. Where shall I put my attention? One of the most important things to do with intent is to set one's attention correctly. And yet, how hard it can be.

It's just so much easier to let life happen, to go with the flow. How very often a day or a week has passed by and I find myself saying "Where did that day go?" It really didn't GO anywhere. I just wasn't paying enough attention.

Other times, I've been amazed at just how very much can be accomplished in a relatively short time. Or how many goals can be covered simultaneously by careful noting where overlaps can be achieved--if I've been careful to set priorities and be strategic.

As I'm heading back home following this amazing experience that was World Conference with a renewed sense of purpose and motivation, I'm also trying to be very sure and careful about where my attention needs to go. I expect to hear from our leadership team some of the things they'll be discussing at the Leadership meetings they're attending for a couple of days yet. But I'm already confident that most of the priorities that have been confirmed for us are sending us in the right directions. (Watch this space for further commentary!)

I'm also certain that most of us will benefit from an increased resolve to give our attention mindfully and strategically. Excuse me please; I need to go make a list.

Posted by Marion

3 comments:

  1. I believe those who were at World Conference or who listened and watch may already have the answers. I look forward to the upcoming posts.

    Barb

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  2. Now that I receive 'What's the Good Word' by e-mail I realize what I have been missing. Great way to start the day, I appreciate the thoughts expressed...but now I must go and make my own priority list!!!

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  3. Glad you're joining us via email Carole!
    And happy you're all out there making priority lists. What matters most, folks?

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