I know that the whole idea of visualization and being able to focus on your dreams and goals often can be thought of as self focus and leaving God out on the side. Well, it's Monday and beyond talking about visualizing and focusing on those goals and dreams we are going to talk about something else. Having the determination to follow through and do what needs to be done to get to a point where you see your dreams and goals come true ~ is key to having success.
I want to post a quote from the book "Imagine Big" by Terri Savelle Foy. God has used this woman this summer to get me to see that the dreams that He has put in me ARE worth the effort, time, energy, and sacrifice to see come forth because HE put them there!
"Unless you can visualize something different, you will never move beyond where you are today."
Do you want your life to go beyond today? If your answer is no, you might as well go order a casket and decide to buried now. Life needs to move on, to move forward to be actually lived. Look at this quote from the same book that was quoted by John Maxwell.
"Thinking proceeds achievement.... Nobody just scrambled upon success and then tried to figure it all afterwards The greater your thinking.... the greater your potential" John Maxwell.
How about from someone the world deems as a genius.
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again expecting different results." Albert Einstein
Have you been doing the same thing day after day after day after day yet longing for more? Well... it's time to make a change. God did not intend us to have this daunting life of day after day of defeat. Did you know you can indeed choose defeat over success? If you are feeling defeated perhaps either you are truly not walking and working towards your goals and dreams that God put within you or you are trying to do the same thing that isn't working trying to make it work. Do you know why there are many ways to make money? Because it doesn't work the same way for everyone the same way. Do you know why there are so many diets? It's not because one is better than the other it either just works for you or it doesn't.
Today is a new day. Heck it is even the beginning of a new week. and Guess what?! We have a new month starting this week! Why not try starting to reach towards your goals and dreams beyond just being what you are right now? What is it that YOU really want to do? I know in all reality this is your choice. But for me and my house? I will no longer allow them to sit by and stay stagnant in life. Instead I will be encouraging them to move beyond the now and look ahead. I also challenge you!