Good planning and insight… bring… you honor and respect.
Proverbs 3:21-22 NLT
People who set goals accomplish much more than people of equal
education and ability who don’t. With that in mind, build these eight
principles into your life.
(1) Decide what you want. But first consult God. Many are the plans
in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails (Pr 19:21
(2) Think on paper. Writing your goals down gives them a sense of
permanency, plus it energizes you. Good planning and insight… bring…you
honor and respect. Wishy-washy objectives won’t get you where you want
(3) Establish a deadline. Without a definite beginning and ending it’s easy to procrastinate and get nowhere.
(4) Make a list of what you need to do to. Keep it before you at all times; it’ll give you a track to run on.
(5) Convert your list to a plan. Decide what you need to do first
and what you can do later. An organized plan is always better than
trying to carry stuff around in your head.
(6) Act immediately. Be very careful, then, how you live, not as
unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity (Eph 5:15-16
NIV). Do something! A mediocre plan that’s implemented beats a
brilliant one that’s not.
(7) Do something every day to move you forward. Build it into your
schedule. For example, read systematically through your Bible, call a
specific number of clients, engage in physical activity for a given
(8) Have a goal you’re willing to devote your life to. And keep your
eye on that goal at all times. Teach us to number our days aright, that
we may gain a heart of wisdom (Ps 90:12 NIV).