The Successful Fundraisers Have Focus
To them, the definition of focus is knowing exactly what they want to be today, tomorrow, and the end of the fiscal year. And the future.
You never deviate from the plan. Consistency and focus become your credo.
Once you see, touch, and feel your objective, all you have to do is put all of your drive and strength behind it. You will hit the target every time.
In order to be successful, you need to break through old barriers and tradition. You consider status quo to be treason.
This requires a refocusing of the present and seeking new ways in the future.
What comes first, the compass or the clock? For the successful ones, it’s the compass— that’s their focus.
Harry Emerson Fosdick said: “No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara has ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. And no objective is ever reached until it is focused.”
That takes dedication and discipline. Zest. Exuberance. Ardor.