08 Sep How Are You Going To Do It?
We all have goals and dreams we want to achieve. You may want to lose that last 10 (or 20) lbs. You may want to get that degree that you started so many years ago. You may want to start the ministry you know you have been called to. Despite our best intentions, it is always easier to dream than it is to achieve. So what can you do to get it done? How are you going to do it?
Action– Yes, as in take action. Do something. Take a first step. If you want to lose weight, go for a walk or go to the gym. Eat better. Nothing ever gets done by just thinking about it.
Coach – Find a coach. Find someone who will cheer you on and will hold you accountable to what you have set out to do.
Help – Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Flying solo is not as noble and brave as it sounds. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
Inspiration – Seek inspiration wherever you can find it. It may be a song, a photo, a movie, or a piece of art. Perhaps it is a favorite Scripture or motivational quote. Whatever inspires you, get more of it.
Excellence– Whatever you set out to do, do it with excellence. Take pride in what you are doing and know that it not only represents you, but the higher purpose for which you have been called to.
Vision – Write the vision and make it plain (Habakkuk 2:2). If you don’t have a vision, you won’t have a plan and if you don’t have a plan, you are just shooting darts without a bullseye to target. Identify your vision and write it down. Keep it where you can see it and be reminded of it on a regular basis.
Encourage – Encourage yourself! It is ok to pat yourself on the back. Every now and then you need to remind yourself how great you are. Tell yourself that you can do all things through Christ (Phil 4:13). Tell yourself that you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Tell yourself that you can do it. If you have any kudos left in the tank, pass it on. Encourage others to achieve their goals and then listen as your message of encouragement boomerangs right back to your own ears.
So how are you going to do it? If you can dream it and believe it, then you can A.C.H.I.E.V.E. it.