Summary: Eye of the Tiger equals being Focused on winning the prize in exclusion of all distractions!
“Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want.” - Hannah Whitall Smith
“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential." - Bruce Lee
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Will Durant explain Aristotle’s words.
“Do whatever you do intensely.” — Robert Henri
"A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths." — Peter Drucker
"I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants." — Zig Ziglar
“A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it." – Anonymous
"Focus on remedies, not faults. " — Jack Nicklaus
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." — Aristotle Onassis
"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." — Greg Anderson
Paul had Focus!
Paul had the “Eye of the Tiger”
Eye of the Tiger = Focused on winning the prize in exclusion of all distractions!
Hebrews 12:1-3 “1- Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2- Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3- For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”
- Tigers do not Purr
- All tigers have similar markings on their forehead, which tend to resemble the Chinese symbol Wang, which means, King.
- Even shaved of all its fur a tiger still had its stripes.
o "A tiger cannot change its stripes," meaning that you can’t change the base nature. Therefore you can have to overcome it.
- A tiger's most developed sense is the hearing.
- Tigers are solitary animals.
- Tigers are much focused animals.
In a fight between a Lion and a Tiger, scientifically speaking the Tiger is 90% likely to win.
This is primarily due their agility and accuracy.
They are much focused creatures.
We wrestle with lions daily.
Lions are “powers”, “forces” that lie outside of ourselves:
Circumstance and fate as it were.
- A group of lions are called a pride.
- Lions are not solitary animals.
The tiger is your inner ferocity:
That is to say, Determination, Commitment, Focus.
I.E; "The eye of the tiger."
The tiger will not be denied.
Paul’s “tiger” (Focus) would not be denied.
"He that gently made the lamb hath made the tiger also." - William Blake
Life is a steam of decisions.
Paul’s life was a stream of decisions.
And every decision has an associated cost.
Some of the “cost” to consider:
Effort – Exertion, "the doing".
Time - Time cannot be replaced.
Omission(s) - Things not chosen (omitted) because of what was chosen.
Relationship(s) – Decision(s) change the relationship bonds we have (stronger or weaker).
Embarrassment(s) – Something you risk when you make decisions; “failure”.
Paul had the “eye of the tiger” – FOCUS!
Get FOCUSED on JESUS!
Get FOCUSED on the WORD!