Where You Focus, You Finish

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Summary of Main Ideas

What comes to mind when you think of the word “accountability?”

Probably something along the lines of, “I have a problem, and I need you to help me defeat it or get better.”

 

There’s nothing inherently wrong with being self aware of your own issues. After all, we are all one bad decision away from the worst day of our lives. Stupid is sticky.

 

But when we focus on the broken, we finish on the broken.

 

You see what you focus on. Think about when you buy a new car. If you go buy a new Ford F-250, what do you automatically see on the road?

More Ford F-250 trucks than you’ve ever seen before.

We finish where we focus.

What if we looked at accountability differently? What if instead of saying “I want to you to hold me accountable to not do the broken thing” we said “I want you to hold me accountable to becoming who I was created to be.”

 

We are created on purpose. You can impact the world in a way that is uniquely you.

 

This is why my second core value is accountability, and here’s how it looks in my life:

 

“The bar is set high for the type of man i am called to be, and that level of excellence doesn't happen by accident. That’s why I live life with men who are passionate about becoming perfect for their families. I surround myself with men that teach, support, encourage, and keep me in check. Men that encourage me to share my shortcomings and desire to see and help me grow in them. We spur each other on so that the excellence becomes an intentional lifestyle, not an imagined expectation, I ruthlessly pursue perfection in strong supportive community.”

 

Do you see how much better this is than, “Here’s what’s broken, help me fix it?”

 

So this week, I want you write out a vision statement for your life. Be audacious. Don't’ be small, don't’ be humble, and don’t hold back. Go big or go big.

 

You may not have all the answers, and that’s okay. But from this statement are going to come your core values, and from those core values, you can begin to truly become the person you were created to be.


Quotes

“Accountability breeds responsibility.” Stephen Covey

“I’ve never failed at anything; I’ve won and I’ve learned." Tony Robbins


Reflection Questions

  1. Is there someone in your life holding you accountable to being the best version of yourself? If not, why not?

  2. Where in your life are you focusing on the broken instead of the beautiful?

  3. What would it look like in your life to truly adhere to a set of core values, and have others hold you accountable to those core values?

  4. How can you impact the world in a way that is uniquely you?