Michael Phelps is the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals and 28 total medals. Swimming was his one-thing. What’s your One Thing? Everybody has one. Is it your family, your business, money, your faith?
Our staff recently read the book, The One Thing by Gary Keller. The book is an excellent read with many life and business lessons; but the main theme of the book is focus on those things that are truly important and prioritize your time around them. “Extraordinary results require focused attention nd time.” If your goal is to compete in a triathlon, you must focus on training. If you desire closer relationships with family, you invest time in them.
During the past few months, our church has been studying the book of Luke. One story in particular caught my attention. In Luke 10:38-42, the story is told of Jesus visiting the home of Martha and Mary. Martha had her One Thing; preparing food for guests. Mary had her One Things; sitting at the feed of Jesus, learning from his teachings. If you know the story, Martha complained that Mary had complained about Mary not helping and Jesus pointed out that Mary had chosen the better thing; she had focused on what was truly important. That’s the lesson of the story, focus on what is truly important.
With today’s fast paced lifestyle, unending news headlines and barrage of social media, we are easily distracted. These distractions can easily cause us to lose focus on the things that are truly important in life. Martha was distracted with the details of the dinner and lost her focus. Let me encourage you to stop, just as I have recently done, and examine what is most important in your life, then focus your attention, time and energy on the One Thing.
While our business is about providing insurance products to protect and limit the risk of employers and individuals, we can only accomplish this by truly understanding the needs of those we serve. Each day we strive for perfection and understand we will never attain it, but we are determined to be excellent.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and remember, at Wyatt, you are our One Thing.
Cliff works directly with employers to design, implement & communicate comprehensive employee benefits program which allows employers a competitive advantage to recruit & retain talent & operate a successful business since talented people are the greatest asset of a business.