I have a friend who is concerned about me. He recently asked, “All of this blogging and where does it lead?”
His worry comes from the fact that I told him my goal is to write a blog every weekday over the next year. He asked me where I am planning to find 250 ideas that are blog worthy. He knows I am not that smart.
If I let myself dwell on such a question, fear would cause me to quit. But the truth is, I don’t need 250 ideas. I only need one. Today’s idea is the only one that matters.
You are no different. If you focus on how much you have to do in the coming year, chances are, you will be overwhelmed. But take it one day, one assignment, one act of discipline at a time and it is doable.
People finish marathons because they first conquer a mile. Books are written one page at a time. Companies are grown customer by customer. Championship teams are built by simple mastery of fundamentals.
If you want to be successful in achieving your goals, think and act incrementally.
Do you agree or disagree with this “idea?”
repost from 10.19.10
Wow, so true. I couldn’t come up with something everyday if I had to plan it all in one day. It is through the Grace of God one day at a time that each devotional thought comes out…
Thanks Randy may God bless you today and everyday.
May the peace of Christ be with you always…
thanks Jason. Keep up the great work on your writing!
Great blog! I agree 100%! If I don’t take one day at a time I will be so overwhelmed that I will be all done. At work I am so over loaded that if I try to look at the whole picture at once I will never get started. If I take one task at a time and mark it off and move on to the next, the list gets smaller with time.
The same is with my family, so much to do, so many places to be and with my wife ill, dr.’s appointments and trying to balance life. If I take it one day at a time I don’t get overwhelmed with what is coming next. I can plan for the future but need to stay in today. I can only imagine it is the same with your blog, why plan now for what you want to share next week. That is one of the things I enjoy about your blog is you share what is going on in your life and bring it into a lesson that we all can learn from. Like your Dad being in the hospital and then your experience with your amazing accomplishment this past weekend.
Thank you for keeping it going, it has really motivated me and also makes me focus on Christ here in the workplace more.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
thanks Stephen. I really appreciate the encouragement! I am praying for your family.
I love this! And totally agree! Thanks for being committed to writing such encouraging and challenging blogs!!
thanks for the encouragement rosemary