Keeping Our Focus…

Our friends at Church Marketing Sucks point us to Rich Karlgaard over at Forbes, who has a little piece about what business leaders can learn from Rick Warren. That business is now learning from the church is interesting in itself, but at the bottom of that page there’s this little blurb about Michael Dell and staying focused…

But when I look at Michael Dell, I see a guy who told me in 1992–at age 26–that he was going to become the IBM of the 21st century. (Talk about inviting skepticism!) In Dell I see a company that, despite its size, retains its clear purpose. Carly Fiorina of Hewlett-Packard, a top-class CEO herself, inadvertently got Michael Dell to reveal his purpose when she accused Dell Inc. of being a one-trick pony. “No,” Dell shot back. “We’re a two-trick pony. We satisfy customers and we make a profit.”

What kind of life would I lead if I could clarify my real focus and purpose? What kind of church would we have if we were that clear and dedicated to the stuff that matters?