The Most Important Day of the Year

While December 7 is a day that will live in infamy, January 7 might be the most important day of the year. At least this year. Why? Because it is today, and today is all you have.

The holidays are over. Resolutions have been made. A week has gone by. Reality is now here.

As you look ahead to the trail in 2014, I hope you go beyond resolution. Resolution is defined as, “the act of determining.” While determination is great, being determined will accomplish very little without discipline.

However, determination coupled with action, over time, is powerful. It will break records, produce books, lose pounds, restore relationships, and build companies.

So what are you determined to do this year? I would love to hear what you have planned. But more than that, I would love to see you DO what you determine. 

Today is the day … the most important day of the year.

Leadership Begins at Home,

Randy

What are you determined to do in 2014?

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ZL

8 years ago

Randy, I am determined to find my way as it relates to my career path. I have started the process by reading the book you co-authored with Dan Webster. I appreciate how the book is not just an exercise in theory, but has great practical applications for one’s life.

randygravitt

8 years ago

Awesome ZL! Hope you have an amazing 2013. Thanks for the comment & the book purchase.

Coach Brown

8 years ago

Randy, glad to see your posts again. As I enter the new year there are some opportunities along my path I am seeking clarification upon which will make a difference in the coming days. I find these early days of January as a time of reflection before I can identify the direction to travel, and this year is no different. Thanks!

randygravitt

8 years ago

Have a fantastic 2013 Coach!

Patricia D Nesberg

8 years ago

Although I can often clearly see the reflection of what is expressed by God through me into my world, I don’t always have keen vision for that which needs repair and work. I need to become more tuned to those things and bring them into the light.

randygravitt

8 years ago

We all do Patricia. Thanks for the comment!

Coach Brown

7 years ago

Great perspective. Blackaby in his Experiencing God Devotion on this day points out there is a difference between vision and revelation. Vision is man-made; revelation is from God. We too often give too much credit to “vision casting.” We believe by looking into our past we can somehow predict what the future holds for us, and we plan and prepare accordingly. This is true of individuals and most definitely organizations, including churches. We construct carefully thought out action-plans and establish budgets accordingly for the “foreseeable future”. Yet, by our own admission, we can only be responsible for what we do in the present, because the future is in God’s hands. Thus, as Blackaby relates, vision-casting is “best guessing,” which is also why most goals and objectives and budgets fall short. Our vision almost always exceeds our reach. However, we continue to plan and budget and then ask God to bless our efforts, our vision according to our efforts!
Revelation is a daily walk with God seeking His will, ways and wisdom to guide and direct our path into tomorrow and the days beyond. It is a faith based walk where we reach out and take the hand of Christ each day. When we seek His revelation: the more responsible we become in our daily walk, the more He reveals about the path that lies ahead. Revelation increases with our level of accountability for the responsibilities that God provides us with along the journey each day. Maybe that is why in Psalm 90:12, we are encouraged to “number our days” – which infers that we should value each of our days and consider each day along the journey of life. It also likely infers that we should not seek our ability to vision-cast for tomorrow but seek the revelation from God each day, because the present is our doorway into the future that God has planned for us. It can only be revealed by His grace through faith, otherwise we would boast about our abilities!
Just thinking out loud…Coach

randygravitt

7 years ago

Great thoughts Coach!

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