In the fast changing world of today, i have observed that the man’s attention span is so little that he carelessly omit details and truth is that every omission has heavy consequential cost! The race of time is on and the race of survival and catching up on goals is equally on but many times we invest so much but end up with so little and losses, i often wonder why? Having details and timeliness of this details with execution patterns matter so much to a productive and triumphant live. However man can still have dominion if he adheres to superior details.
Charles Swindoll said “the difference between something good and something great is attention to details”
Today, student ignore the notice board, even in church people ignore the notice board. Couples rarely spend time with each other. Many business people rarely pay attention to customer complain details, so many people sign business documents without reading through and many other too never care so much about reading all through the loan covenant before appending their consent (maybe over-excitement of the loan approval), organizational have no regard for training and when training is done no attention to impact, Manufacturing and process have low attention to quality specification but more attention to affordability & profitability, Many singles want to jump proper courtship, parents want their ward to get off to the next level without completing the previous level in schools, there is more attention to certificate than education, workers concentrate on salary rather contribution, the government desire the exotic when basic are lacking, the church desire numerical strength rather than spiritual strength, general impatience about wealth that make many love the quick fix and science of enticement, young people want the conjugal experience without maturity approval, we run after work so much we forget to rest or exercise yet we hate sickness, stress or death, the attention loss is so much that we only name it weekend but the week never ends. many organizations even desire 24/7 service with little technological enhancement. such a busy but ineffective life!
Man is expected to be circumspect not in a careless hurry! Every carelessness is a trap of ineffectiveness and inefficiency. These two births insufficiency and vanity of effort. It is impossible to reach the optimum well being with a short attention span. The word circumspect is a rich word that admonishes every human action in all spheres of life! God wants us to be perfect and detailed but simplistically organized, that is the place of being circumspect. Jesus lived circumspectly as an example. He met his target, he was without sin or error.
“When you pay attention to details, the big picture will take care of itself”
These low or no attention span is costing the world global well being. Many families, homes, marriages are in comatose and spouses cope with pains in secrecy. couples need to spend time together and be available for one another. Marital damages can cost everything including eternity. couples should attend marriage improvement seminars once a month minimum even though the institution responsible also pay low attention to this major issue but it will affect every other thing. A wise woman build her house and a good man leaves a good inheritance for his generation, this is not possible without attention. The home is the unit of the globe.
A shrewd business man once said “Get close to your customer, so close that you tell them what they need even before they realize they need it themselves”.
There are fractures in marriages today because couples manage the details. a song writer humorously said ” when you pay attention to a girls favorite song you will find out everything she is too afraid to say. The casually said often weighs so much but we often never listen. our generation is more of talking with little attention to listening, no wonder understanding is lost!
Performances and productivity are low in businesses and organizations because of low attention to the necessary. Hurry about survival and heavy burden of imbalance are aspects the company rarely notices. organizations and businesses shouldn’t only focus of job skills without life skills. No one can perform with a wounded mind!
Steve Jobs Said “Details Matter, its worth waiting to get it right”.
Laziness is low attention the abundance. There is so much in the tillage of the poor but little attention is robbing him of his prosperity since his field is covered with thorns and thistles. Prov 13:23,24:30-34! Unemployment will keep growing if we fail to give attention to personal development and awareness campaign.
A wise man said ” you cant reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk”. i totally agree and nothing can be far from the truth! Where you put your attention is where you get your results. Excellence is only an attainment of accumulation of attention to details.
Poverty is not an accident, it is only a little of insufficient attention to the laws of money. Attention to pleasure and wine are good footnote to lasting poverty. Greed is nothing but lack of love! Wrong meaning of love get people lost and poisons the ability to prosper!
Albert Einstein noted ” You have to learn the rules of the game, and then you have to play better than anyone else”
When the truth is managed from the pulpit and amongst every man, corruption will not cease. little attention to the truth breeds pains, calamities, infirmities and destruction. i know that “to ignore is little but the repercussions of what you ignore is enormous”.
I think a leader, father, pastor, president should know the needs of his down-line through complains, issues, feed backs, performance, and pitch his treatment plan in other to validate his strategic objective. We cant bury our heads like the ostrich while fire devours the flock. Mordecai understood circumspect living and saved his people. Unfortunately excuses are not leverages!
Steve jobs in the peak of his life once said ” if today were to be your last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today”?
Paul a fastidious man documented an admonition that can guide us in Ephesians 5: 15-17! See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is. ]
You want a good life, know the will of God and Program your life in that direction. Do you want a triumphant life? then pay attention to God, your life and vision, your family, your marriage, your job description, your community, your legacy with a good plan, reflection, learning and maximize your living. The maximum optimum is only possible when we pay attention circumspectly to God.
Maximize your life and living today!
Afolabi Julius Olatunde