I live with a consistent sense of guilt. Am I the only one out there? I doubt it! It's not a guilt for something I have done, but rather a guilt for things I have not done. I am a true optimist. I believe life can truly be great. I believe I possess the tools and skills to make it great. This is not a post that denies the power of God in your life to bring about great things, rather a post about following through with what God has entrusted you with.
As a small business owner and consummate entrepreneur, I know what it means to have dreams. Sometimes I feel my whole life is a dream because I am so hopeful of things to come. That being said, I often live in a mild state of depression because I haven't fulfilled those dreams. I recently listened to a podcast by my new virtual mentor Michael Hyatt on setting goals and learning how to fulfill them. That podcast single handedly changed the way I see my future. I realized what my problem has been all along. Not a lack of goals, but a lack of follow-through. Like many of you, I feel like I am only living up to a small portion of what God has created me to do. If I died today I would feel bad for not having achieved the many things that were within my reach.
What's next? This is going to be a great display of faith. I am beginning next week. On Monday I will be going to hear one of the world's best motivational speakers. Andy Andrews is speaking in my hometown at a fundraiser for a local prep school. A $50 ticket is a small price to pay for a chance of a lifetime. Tuesday will be my in-town retreat. I will be laying down the phone, computer, and anything else that will keep me distracted from making my goals a reality. Wednesday is when the fun begins.
I am 38 years old and I am beginning to get gray hair in my beard. The evidence shows I am not getting any younger. Where do I want to be in 5 years? What do I want to be doing? These are just a few questions I will answer on Tuesday.
Do you struggle with the same thing? Not a lack of goals, but a lack of fullfilment? I challenge you to listen to these podcasts and join me as we journey to our potential.
What is something you have done to help in doing what you know you are capable of? Motivational tips, etc...