If you do not know where you want to go and what you want to do - you will never get there. In the book of Proverbs, it talks about the wisdom of the ant. The ant knows where there is for it. There for the ant is storing up food against the time when food would be scarce.
To get where you want to go or to do what you wish to do, you have to first know what there is for you. You have to be able to see it in your mind and have the passion to get there.
Next you have to set some reasonable goals to get - there. Then you have to travel the path you have set to get you want to go. You have to faithfully follow through, on that path, step by step. Many people think they know what there looks like to them, but - for many reasons - will not move a muscle to get - anywhere at all.
Many of the reasons for staying put and not doing what is necessary, is because:
1. ) Many people do not know how to set goals.
2. ) Many feel that trying to meet a goal is too difficult and they don't even try.
3. ) Some people do make goals. However their goals are often unrealistic. And when they fail to meet a couple of these unrealistic goals, they become discouraged. Often they cease trying altogether. The passion to get there dies as a result.
Are any of these true for you. Has your passion to get there faded?
God has plans for each of us to proper and use the gifts he has given us. We have to make the choice to set the type of goals that will cause us to personally and spiritually grow. The choice to develop as a person and apply our unique gifts towards that development is our choice.
However, to grow and develop, you must have a plan. You need to determine the direction of “there" for yourself and then set the realistic goals you need to get - there.
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Coach Stan Lewis is a Christian Life & Leadership coach. He is happily married to the ultimate lady and love of his life - Barb. He has two children. He is a former Naval Officer & has developed and trained leaders for 18 yrs. He has worked in the Royal Ranger ministry for 20 yrs. He has a passion for training, ministering to, and developing leaders.
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