Good morning! Are there things you want to do in your life, places you want to visit or things you want to accomplish in your life?
The sad part is, very few people have the initiative to actually do it! Seriously, I know people who are nearly 80 years old who had lifelong dreams to visit Israel or to go abroad, and they still haven’t gone. Life is short, and before you know it you could be that person, as well… unless you do something about it.
Maybe you think you can’t afford it, don’t have time for it, you’re worried about the kids. But listen friend, there is never a shortage of things to spend money on or to spend time on.
The thing is, if you don’t tell your time and money where to go, it will so easily get sucked into entertainment, gas station hot dogs, Starbucks… and slowly move you further and further away from your dreams. “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” ~ Jack Welch
Honestly, the real problem is not that these goals or dreams are unachievable, it’s simple a confusion of priorities. If it is your life goal to travel to Israel, don’t you think that should be a higher priority than a run to Starbucks every morning?
If your goal involves going back to school, maybe you should be taking night classes instead of lounging in front of the television every evening? There will always be obstacles, but if you put half as much energy into overcoming those obstacles, as opposed to complaining about them, you might get where you want to go!
You were born with an adventurous spirit. I bet if I could talk to your mother, she would rave about how you were such a charismatic child when growing up. But somewhere along the path, you pick up responsibilities, rejection, debt – and you stopped putting stock into that drive, that excitement you used to have for your life.
This morning, I just want to encourage you to pick those dreams back up. Start thinking, for real, about what you want to accomplish in your life and make it a priority in this new season of your life. Instead of focusing on barriers standing between you and that goal, work out what baby steps you can take daily to get you closer to it.
What big crazy things do you want to accomplish in your life? Share them with me in your comments below and then join us for tips on how to work toward those goals on The Dani Johnson Show at our new time of 7 am, or on demand on your own time! You can tune into the show on either your TV or radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right on our website.
In great faith,
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