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In The Beginning

In The Beginning (Audio)

Today, the first of 2018, is almost like a new beginning. The slate is wiped clean. The future is wide open. There’s some baggage clinging, but you choose to toss it to the rubbish pile. Fresh Start. Fresh Day. Let’s get with it!

Quickly. What’s the first thing you do?

If you are going to shake off those old habits and make it a Fresh Start, perhaps you should analyze your morning routine. I know some who hit the ground running, as in, they throw on their running clothes and run for a set time or distance. That’s not me. I’m not a runner. I learned that lesson back in Junior High.

Still, my routine has been pretty successful for me the past few years. Cereal. OJ. Devotion, Prayer, and Contemplation. News. Blog. It generally takes me an hour to get through this routine.

But the remainder of my day is spent on necessary things – home, church, finances, projects, and a host of other planned for events. The calendar is often overwhelmed with things to do, but they all somehow find themselves mostly completed the way I envisioned when I planned them.

I have started using several new project tools to manage time, tasks, scheduling and celebration.

The evening is often spent in relaxing with my bride, who has a hard day and work schedule on a different magnitude. We love to just hang out together. Reading, doing a puzzle, or even enjoying the porch if the weather is supportive. This is our downtime and we try not to let much interfere with this respite.

In the midst of it all, there are things I’m working on improving for this year. Calendared growth and learning events, self-improvement plans, purposeful travel, schedule communications, books to read for knowledge. Well, it’s a pretty long list that changes with the seasons.

How about you? Where are you at? Where are you headed? Do you have a plan? Is there a vision? What kind of goals do you have? What do you need to be successful? How many irons are in your fire? 

Now. You don’t answer all of these questions at one time, but you do need to have a plan for the future!

Two scripture references:

  • Where there is no vision, the people perish… (Proverbs 29:18 KJV)
  • Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. (Habakkuk 2:2 KJV)

Several thinkers I know say your vision is not real until it is written down. Put it on a note card, carry it with you, pull it out and read, keep it in front of you, speak of it often to yourself and to those close to you.

Essentially…

Write your vision. Read your vision. Speak your vision. Live Your Vision! Click To Tweet

Do not be guilty of not knowing where you are headed! Know your vision!

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