I know, I know, you’ve heard them all before. But hang in there and consider if you are fully content with who you are right now. Is there any part of you that feels like you aren’t who you want to be or who your full potential would allow you to be? If so, take a hard look at these three steps that I believe will radically propel you toward reaching your God-given potential. They do not involve money. They do not involve exercise. They do not require dieting. But they do cost you something. Nothing worth achieving happens apart from costing you something!
Here we go…Three Steps to a Better You.
- Start your day with a dose of gratitude. Write down three things you are grateful for. I’ve mentioned the 5 Minute Journal in this BLOG and in my 4forFRIDAY. It asks you that question every morning on your phone or tablet. A grateful soul makes what you have enough. A grateful heart makes you a far better spouse, parent, student, and leader.
Be grateful and see if God doesn’t show you favor in so many ways.
- Determine the one or two things that you have to accomplish that day. Make sure that you can complete them and make them your priority. Brian Tracy, a personal efficiency authority puts it this way, “Swallow the Big Frog First.” Meaning, to prioritize what you must do and tackle it before the urgency of life swallows you up. When we function with intentional purpose, we do not always make others happy, but we most certainly please the Lord and make room to serve others in His name. Prioritize well. Prioritize daily!
- Commit to something you will tangibly do to grow in the likeness of Jesus. For me, that often involves asking for God to place a need or a person in my path that I am to serve in some way. For you, it might be to pray or read your Bible. It might involve encouraging someone or investing your skills or abilities with someone. I know this, without an ounce of doubt – If you commit to investing some action in becoming more like Jesus, you will start seeing immediate returns on your investment.
And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”