The level of your success can be limited by the way you think. If you constantly review your thoughts to accommodate greater things and bigger solutions then you will find that you are growing in every way!
One thing I do these days is ask myself what thoughts am I entertaining that could be limiting my growth?
What do you think you can’t afford? What do you think is impossible? Who do you think cannot buy from you? What numbers do you consider too big?
Nothing is impossible for God and nothing is impossible for those who believe!
Tackle one limiting thought this week! Decide to change your thoughts!
This is a virtue that is hard to find but must be cultivated as much as possible. A consistent person usually does well in the long run. You may not be the most brilliant or the most talented. If you are willing to work hard at a viable project consistently, making necessary changes if need be, with time you will be perceived as an expert and you will find success!
What are some enemies of consistency?
- The next new thing – There is always going to be something shining and better that is just around the corner. If you do not have a clear vision of where you are going with what you are doing, you can easily jeopardize years of labour in pursuit of the next shiny thing.
- Routine or temporary success – As you work hard at your goals and develop a steady move, it is easy to get into a rut, where you don’t innovate or improve anymore. Although you are still doing what you think is consistent, the truth is that you have drifted away from consistently improving.
As I read the story of King Asa in 2 Chronicles 15-16, I was reminded of the truth that no matter how well one starts, if you do not consistently improve and stay on track, all the effort can be wasted. Asa started very well as a king, but towards the end of his life, he became more “realistic” and he lost his radical dependence on God who could do the supernatural.
This year seek to commit to a consistent growth in your walk with God and every area of your life as much as you are aware of.
The biggest way I stay motivated is to run with a group of friends. Sometimes it’s hard to get going by yourself, but if you have a plan and a meeting time, you know this run will happen for sure. It’s a way to have fun – while also getting in a workout. Plus it distracts from pain, helps you fight fatigue, and gives you that extra push. – Allyson Felix
We all need to find a way to stay motivated. The quote above is from Allyson Felix, A 200 meters Olympic Gold medalist who was born in 1985. I have discovered that there are a few things that winners do to stay motivated and if you will try them you may stay motivated as well.
- Have a clear vision of where you are going! Feel it, imagine in, experience it, find physical pictures of it or draw them if they don’t exist and look at this picture daily to keep you motivated. I personally enjoy thinking and dreaming about the future whenever I have some time on my hands. I take the time to review my vision when praying daily.
- Have a clear set of small goals that lead to your vision. Every time you achieve one of the goals, it can be really motivating to cross out the completed goal.
- Talk to people who have achieved similar goals
- Find friends or colleagues who are pursuing similar goals
- View and think about the loss of not making an attempt at your vision or dream
- Find a mentor or a coach who is willing to challenge you
- Look for fun and exciting ways to stay focused and motivated
- Let each failure motivate you to learn and try again
- Determine that you will not give up without giving your very best shot and some more!
- If you give up for a while…you can get back and try again.
Read more about Allyson Felix on her official website.
You can view a replay of my recent Wisdom Webinar on Staying Focused and Motivated
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What do you do to stay focused or motivated? Let us know by using the comment box below! Thanks.
If you can dream, you can be successful. Every child I know can dream! We were all designed by God to shine, to display our gifting and to compliment one other. I have been reading about successful bloggers and I have visited many blogs lately. One thing that stands out to me is that the successful and popular blogs have a very clear message! You know exactly what they are about and they work consistently on it.
What is your blog about? What are you working consistently on? It made me ask myself what my dream or vision for this blog is. Really what is the problem that this blog is solving? Or better still, what do I want it to solve?
This is what I want this blog to do
To help a person who is just going through the motions of everyday life, to change into a person who is living a very fruitful, joyful and prosperous life (a maximized life). My tool for this is wisdom, which is applied knowledge. One of the methods is Webinars. Signup for the next one. Another method is to drop short words of wisdom regularly to inspire and encourage!
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What is your blog about? What problem does your blog solve or what problem do you want your blog or your business to solve?