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Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan
by Sonja Burketh
09/09/13
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I have always admired the individuals who write out their goals and plans to achieve them. You know, the ones that plan their work and work their plan.

The interesting thing is, in just about every career I have pursued, goal setting and planning was part of the mandatory training.

Being the "fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants" type, I rarely took the advice.

After all, weren’t passion, enthusiasm and a good work ethic enough?

Probably not..

Needless to say while I struggled, my colleagues who did take the time to write out their goals and plans did not. At least not as much as I did.

Recently, I spoke with my Pastor about several dreams I am working on.

After listening for a while his words were, “have you written out your plans and set your goals”? My skin started to crawl. Thinking to myself, not again and not him too!

Before I could get my negative thinking gene to kick into high gear I remembered;

"Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn't first sit down and figure the cost so you'll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you're going to look pretty foolish. Everyone passing by will poke fun at you: 'He started something he couldn't finish.'
Luke 14:28 The Message Bible

Yep, even the bible tells us it is wise to plan.

It is our responsibility to position ourselves in the best possible situation in order to see our dreams and aspirations fulfilled.

Setting realistic goals and planning ways to get there are part of that responsibility. The fact that many individuals who have accomplished great things did the exact same thing should prove its importance.

As hesitant as I may have been in the past the dreams I am pursuing right now are extremely important to me so I am going to sit down and do some goal setting. No longer will I handle my precious dreams with a "fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants" mentality.

Rest assured, because of my strong desire to have God with me in everything I do, I will never forget;

Unless the Lord builds a house, the builders work is useless. Unless the Lord protects a city, sentries do no good. It is senseless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, fearing you will starve to death; for God wants his loved ones to get their proper rest.
Psalm 127:1,2 The Living Bible



Sonja Burketh, Inspirational Speaker and Writer

Founder of Daily Moment of Thought online devotional.

For additional information please email sburketh@gmail.com

Daily Moment of Thought can be viewed by visiting
dailymomentofthought.blogspot.com



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