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There is a Plan

2011 is Here and people everywhere are making New Year’s Resolutions while others have no clue or plan for their future. For those of you who have no goals or plans for your future there is great news you are not free-floating out there in oblivion… there is a plan for your life. And even if you don’t know what that plan is at the moment God does!

God’s plan may not be the same as your plan but as you assess various situations and set priority as to how you spend your time energy and money you definitely want to get in touch with what God wants for you.

It’s comforting to know that He is involved in your  life and cares about what you do and how you spend your time. He isn’t trying to hide His plan from you, but you will need to a exert some effort to discover it.  Spend some time with God asking for His direction and guidance in making goals for your future.

Having a Goal to work toward is very important. The purpose of having goals includes:

  • Providing a focus
  • Defining a beginning and end point
  • Providing a vision for things to come

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. Chuck Swindoll

During my research I found an article on eHow which does an excellent job of explaining the how to’s of setting life goals.  “How to Set Life Goals”.

Everyone has a success mechanism and a failure mechanism. The failure mechanism goes off by itself. The success mechanism only goes off with a goal. Every time we write down and talk about a goal we push the button to start the success mechanism.
Charles ”Tremendous” Jones

Set your goals wisely and align them with God’s word. Then if the plan changes be flexible and know God is large and in charge!

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

There is a Plan…

Love Lee ♥

Plan For A Successful Day

I truly believe no one wakes up and says to themselves, “I wonder how I can screw up this day”. I am of the belief everyone wants to have a great day and contribute value to the society in which they live.

Perhaps when things go a wry it is not because we planned to fail but rather we failed to plan…Plan for Success that is.

There is a natural progression when planning for success. While you may have heard the term ‘an overnight success” it seldom happens in life. Over night successes always happens to someone else. So, for those of us who were not born with a silver spoon in our mouths or have ever been handed one in life, we must develop a plan and stick to it!

 The Goal

So I ask, what defines success for you; is it money, fame, career, or simply a productive day? Before you can achieve success it must be defined. You need to know where you want to end up. Think about it…how can one run a race without knowing where the finish line’s at? The finish line is where the prize (goal) is at. It is also important to recognize that in a race there is more than one runner and while not all will finish first; they all have the desire to be first. So, think about it the starter gun goes of and the runners are off…What needs to happen next  is for you to run that race as if your life depends on it and don’t look back!!!

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1Corinthians 9:24.

The Plan

Well, you have a goal but what’s the plan? How are you gonna get to the goal? I am sure you’ve heard about the best way to eat an elephant…one bite at a time of course. And, that is how you will reach your goal. Think about it you are going to run the race…a 10 mile marathon. Do you wake up one morning and say, “Hey, I think I will run a 10 mile marathon today”? No, you start a training routine; you start small and add a little each day. So I ask, after reading this article do you think you are going to set all your goals now and when you wake up tomorrow you will achieve them all??? No, you have to plan for success. Break the big goal down into small short-term achievable goals making sure they are measurable. I am going to do (the goal) by (date/time).

The Celebration

Yeah…you bit off part of that elephant, its gone, and you are looking at the next bite. Wait…before you take another bite you need to celebrate your success. By celebrating your successes you are rejuvenated to move forward. How you celebrate is entirely up to you. Only you know what pushes your  buttons. It does not need to cost anything, take a lot of time, or involve others. Perhaps it is as simple as a bubble bath, a walk on the beach, or a bowl of popcorn and a movie. Don’t count on others to give you recognition for you successes…You need to celebrate YOU!!! 

Start Simple…Add Sub-goals Daily…Celebrate Sucesses…and you can have A Successful Day!

Love Lee ♥