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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Issue # 16 - What’s standing between you and your ‘G’ ?

From A - Z… the series continues, letter 'G'

Everyone of us desires to get to a certain destination before we leave this side of heaven. All to often many don’t try hard enough to get to that desired place. If everything was that easy in life everyone would accomplish anything. Only those that really persevere will get where they want to go.
Obstacles can cause you to respond in many ways. They will either make you or break you. Think about the last obstacle you faced. I’m sure you were faced with one of these emotions fear, weariness, sadness, discouragement, doubt, sympathy.

After being faced with one or more of these you were probably given the opportunity to stop trying, give up, cry, grumble, stay by yourself or run away. All these come in an effort to get you to take your focus off your intended end. You know them as distractions. Today the letter 'G' is asking what’s standing between you and your 'goals' ?

1. The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective.
2. What one intends to do or achieve.
3. The end point toward which effort is directed.

"It is hard to begin to move when you don't know where you are moving, how to move, or if you are going to get there."
Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Goals should be a common thing in various sectors of our lives. From individual goals, family, school/college, work, church, organization, national. Therefore some things should be standard.

What are you aiming for ?

success, new career,better grades, car, house, more knowledge, college ,business, excellence, more loving, know God, fulfill your purpose, be a better friend, unselfish, get married, be healthier, more prosperous, learn a new language.

After the great desire and telling others you need to WRITE IT DOWN. It doesn’t matter if you know it frontward, backward, upside down, inside out still write it down. There is power in writing down your goals. "2..,Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry". Habakkuk 2:2-3 ( KJV). In this way you can track your progress from start to finish.

How did you get more familiar with your school or company goals? You saw it in writing. Every proper organization will have it’s goals written out. This helps to make sure everyone knows what bulls eye we are aiming for.

If you are serious about where you want to go you will write it down. Here’s some information to think about.
*Study finds goal setting profitable:
In the book titled, "Look Within or Do Without" by Tom Bay, Harvard Business School did a study on the financial status of its students 10 years after graduation and found that:

• As many as 27% of them needed financial assistance
• A whopping 60% of them were living paycheck to paycheck
• A mere 10% of them were living comfortably
• And only 3% of them were financially independent

The study also looked at goal setting and found these interesting correlations.

• The 27% that needed financial assistance had absolutely no goal setting process in their lives
• The 60% that were living paycheck to paycheck had basic survival goals; such as managing to live paycheck to paycheck
• The 10% that were living comfortably had general goals. They thought they knew where they were going to be in the next five years
• The 3% that were financially independent had written out their goals and the steps required to reach them

This simple process helps you to be more focused and discipline. How? Anything that doesn’t match what you have written and are aiming for you don’t need to be wasting time doing or being a part of. Anything not associated with keeping your eye on the mark is a distraction.

Do you think goals are important? Do you have any goals? If you don’t want to go anywhere then don’t plan. If you have read this far I believe you do and that’s why I am encouraging you to put it in writing and follow through.

Is the reason why you are not accomplishing anything, or hitting any bulls eye because you are not aiming for anything? Even when you miss that’s better than nothing because you can adjust your attempt and try again.

If you haven’t been aiming- it’s time to AIM.

If you have been aiming for a long time - it’s time to FIRE.

Been firing a long time & missing - it’s time to HIT the bulls eye.

Please don’t let procrastination win over you again.

"We will not know unless we begin". —Peter Nivio Zarlenga

More things to help:
Make everyday count:
Go for your goals audio book on cassette:
Goal check record:
The Time Commandments (free up your time for more important things):

Coming next week: The series continues…letter 'H'

Take care until…......and God Bless ya

Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:
Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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