Many of us have dreams, but what separates pipe dreaming from what I call organized dreaming? Written down action steps! Once you begin to write down specific action steps toward your dreams, you begin to move from a mere goal setter to goal getter.
Action steps are the steps of action you must take in order to press on toward your goal. Paul, the New Testament writer, wrote these words to the church in Philippi, “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12-14, NIV).
Although Paul did not use the term, he is talking about action steps. When you are “straining toward what is ahead” in order to “press on toward the goal,” you are taking action steps. And in order for you to take the best action steps, you must write down the action steps you need to take.
Notice Paul did not say he had already reached his goal but that he was “pressing on” to take hold of it. You could possibly call your “action steps” your “pressing on steps.” Paul also points out that he is pressing on “to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” Remember, goals are Godly Objectives Assuring Lasting Significance. If you know anything about the Bible, church history or you have been to church more than twice, you will know that Paul definitely achieved lasting significance. His goals were Godly Objectives.
As you approach the end of 2017 I know you have some goals you want to achieve in 2018. How will your next year be any different than your last year? The answer is in writing down a plan of action to achieve your goals…ACTION STEPS!
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