An asset is a useful and desirable thing or quality. Everyone will have a different view on what their greatest asset is.
Personality? Money? Time? Beauty? Health?
The answers are endless. Everyone has things about themselves that they like and value. I am not going to say that those things are not important. However, I believe that if you have this one asset, it will enhance all of your other assets.
The asset that I want to focus on in this writing is focus. When a person does not focus, their world is limited. They may be great at starting something, but can not finish. If you do not finish things, what good are they?
I recently had a forced home remodel project. I say forced, because I DID NOT WANT TO DO IT! Unfortunately, there was water leaking, and unless I wanted a whole lot of other problems, I had to do something. So, I started. Slowly. First, I just ripped out the tile flooring, but under that tile, was more tile. After I got done to the wood subfloor, I realized that particle board had been used, and it was destroyed. So I went a little deeper. Before you know it, all that was left in my little bathroom was drywall and subfloor. After a week or so off, I began to rebuild. Let me tell you this, the bathroom looks 100% better now! The only issues are: 1)the water supply line to the toilet was too short, so it is not getting any water and 2) the sink drain is not attached to the wall drain, so I am not able turn on the sink.
I have definitely lacked focus on the finishing of this project. So what good is my bathroom? Much to the disappointment of my wife, it is NO GOOD.
Here are a couple of ways to help the focus in your life:
- Set a timetable for completion. If there were out of town guests coming into town that needed to use that restroom last week, I can guarantee I would have finished that project. If I would have had a date set to make sure that I finished by a certain day, I would have found the focus to get the job done. So, by next Monday, I will have the bathroom functional!
- Set a date and time to do the work. In my defense, I did set one day aside to work on the project. I did know that I would not have enough time in that day, so I should have set at least one other day. So, this Sunday afternoon, I will work on the bathroom!
It is amazing how much more beautiful our world can be, with a little focus.
Thom Monahan says
My asset is the ability to replace I and me with ‘a friend of mine’ when telling stories that have a lesson. Everyone probably knows it’s me but there is that little sliver of doubt that maybe it really wasn’t me.