The Stewardship of Goal Making, Part 1

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7 

Goals are dreams with deadlines! Discipline will be your bridge between your goals and accomplishments.

What are your dreams, and what will you do to achieve them?

The key phrase is “what will I do,” not what I want to do. That is the question you must ask. Then benchmark a procedure to engage it. You need to have a noticeably clear vision and goals. As you need to know where you are going with passion and conviction. If you just ask, “what I want” and never put any action into it, you will just drift around and never achieve them; and miss out on what you could have had.

What separates those who achieve, and those who did not? Basically, the achievers engaged in their plan; those who did not, well, they did not try. Achievers are not just daydreamers rather they dream big with a big vision and find a way to make it possible.

Do not be afraid to dream! And do not be afraid to act on those dreams.

How to accomplish your dreams

You need to know why you are doing it. Your “Why” is your purpose. What you want and need, such as your financial destination, independence, or objective. Then, what you need to do to achieve your objective. This could be income goals, a home, car, providing for your family, charity or church, travel, values, and any other motivations. 

Have a clear mental picture. Leaders of thousands prepare a plan to reach their goals. So can you. Determine how much time it will take, prepare a business plan, determines how full your schedule will be. How long the fishing line is in the right spot in the water determines the fish you get. Same with goals, ascertain the resources it will take and what (distractions) and who (negative people) must be eliminated.

How to set goals

“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” Psalm 20:4 

There are three main areas in setting goals. First, there is the process, then the performance, and then the outcome of the goals. These must be clear and well-defined for them to work.

Set your most important tasks for the day, the day before. Set your goals and your tone, so you are focused. Attack your day rather than react to it!

Target rules for your cash flow and or objectives; have a thermostat to measure out your goals. Then track monthly goals to cash flow or objective.

For this to work, you need to control your attitude, choices, emotions, objectives, ambition, dreams, desires, standards, and discipline. Try and learn then take action!

Here are questions to be asking yourself:

  • What am I telling myself?
  • What am I doing?
  • What am I selling?
  • What do I want to get down?
  • What am I missing?
  • What can I contribute?
  • Who am I?
  • My Purpose?
  • My Mission Statement?
  • What do I represent?
  • What moves me?

My standard will bring me discipline. I live in Faith! I am Leveling up!

Be SMART about it.

Be Specific. Make sure they are Measurable. They need to be Attainable. Be Relevant. Make the Time for them.

If you do not like change, then do not expect to change!

See the obstacles do not create them. As, you will always have them, so be stronger to endure, go over, or through them. Do not stop at the wall, go through it, or climb above. What will stop you? Not having goals or envisioning your future.

The size of our God determines the call and size of our business, ministry, and reach. This mindset also determines the size of our goals and our ability for success.

Envision the project completed

To accomplish your goals, you need a make a blueprint and have set your goals in detail. Such as determine how much it will cost to do the job. Then sets your deadlines.

Identify your wants and goals, determine your motivation, outline your action steps, keep a positive attitude, build your mastermind to be laser-focused on your goals.

Troubleshooting your goals

You will experience a breakthrough when what you went through did not break you. As we all will go through seasons, you can move through them to learn and grow.

Do not get discouraged if you do not meet them. This is a process. How far do you need to go to get there? What was in the way? How can you do it differently and better?

Do not get too comfortable too soon. Always push for more. If you get comfortable you stop learning and will release your goals.

“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” Psalm 33:11 

Having a dream costs nothing; working the dream with goals, getting over your excuses and roadblocks takes hard work and determination.

This is why few are able to achieve in life. Most people just will not put in the effort. But you need to realize, that if your dreams and vision are good, then it is worth it. Remember, you must get away from your past hurts, so you are not imprisoned by them. Do not be a prisoner of your past. Your future is more important.

Dr. Richard Krejcir is a pastor and a licensed and experienced Financial Consultant with over thirty years of experience. He has worked for major banks, insurance companies, nonprofits, and families too. He is also an author, Special Ed Teacher, and financial blogger and holds a doctorate in Stewardship.

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