Monday, May 15, 2006

The Power Of Focus


Kirk Franklin does not sing well.

Kirk Franklin admits that he does not sing well.

So how did someone who does not sing well become one of the largest gospel recording acts today?
The answer is that the man can do just about everything else. He is a songwriter, choir director, consummate performer and record producer. As for the singing, he finds vocalists who sing well to do that for him. But who's name is on the CD cover? Kirk Franklin.
Kirk Franklin didn't ignore his shortcomings, he made them work for him. He had a vision for his life and he followed it. And no, he doesn't sing a word on his current CD, "TheRebirth of Kirk Franklin." He raps. Funny, isn't it?
I have come to realise that it is not by ability but by how faithful and persistent you are that you can make it in life.Yes most of the world's top achievers will tell you that focus and hard work pays off. It really does.
So if you keep the vision of your life in front of you all the time, you won't pay attention to the judgments of others. After all, I'm sure plenty of folks let Kirk Franklin know that he did not sing well.

And look where he is now!

1 comment:

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Kirk Franklin brought so much soul to Gospel Music and broke all the barriers and took it to the streets.

I appreciate him and I have seen his influences in the modern development of Gospel Music in Nigeria.

God bless him more.