Focus - Purposeful Living Idea 2 of 52

This is the second post is a yearlong series about one of Overflow’s core values - Purposeful Living.

One of the biggest enemies of purposeful living is distraction.  We can get distracted by lots of things – even good things.  The idea behind focus is that when you find a passion keep at it relentlessly. 

For example, if you really love doing things that help save the planet (recycling, composting, etc.), then become the best you can at environmental sustainability.  When someone tries to distract you with saving cute puppies, ask yourself, “How can I help the cute puppies and be sustainable?”  Use your creativity to do your passion and still help others’ passions.  If you can’t figure out a way to do both, feel okay with declining on helping the cute puppies.

One of my biggest passions is helping nonprofits accomplish their missions, instead of sacrificing their missions due to fundraising.  My husband has always dreamed of starting a neighborhood coffee shop.  We put our heads together and thought creatively to merge our passions.  Overflow is the result of these passions.  We get to join in with other causes as they intersect with our own. 

You can’t do everything but you can do something.  
Better your life.  Save the world.

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