In Print

Posted: January 10, 2012 in Uncategorized
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By thinking about your values and purpose it should bring clarity to goal setting. The church culture of my past did not emphasize setting Godly goals. Almost the opposite has been my experience. It seemed the church took the approach that you were unspiritual or too self focused by setting goals, just trust God to do what He wants. The outcome was people wondering apathetically without direction. The old saying, “If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time” is true. Setting Godly goals is a great tool that leads to LIFE CHANGE.

Take time to write down your values, purpose and goals. “The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.” (Lee Iacocca) “If you don’t set goals for yourself, you are doomed to work to achieve the goals of someone else.” (Brian Tracy) When you commit your goals to paper they move from abstract dreams and wishes to reality demanding attention and action. Take time NOW to write out your goals based upon your values and purpose.

I just finished writing my professional purpose statement. My purpose is: “To create a culture of HOPE; that attracts, disciples (reach and teach), pastors (care & feed), challenges, motivates and trains people in the advancement of the Kingdom resulting in new churches, regionally, nationally and globally through riverwoods church.

The next post: “Goals are the blueprint…” and 5 of the top ten results of goal setting. Check back after you spend time seeking God about your purpose, values and goals and put them on paper.

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