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Aug 05 2014

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Good Words: Are You Moving Toward Your Goals?

Are You Moving Toward Your Goals?

Started listening to the book Kiss That Frog by Brian Tracy last month. I don't agree with everything he asserts, but I have found many nuggets of truth. One of those nuggets is the idea of self-responsibility. This idea is not exclusive to him, but this is the first time I heard of the idea of saying, “I am responsible.” (There is something powerful in verbalizing truth.) I found this quote from him and can see how I am responsible for choosing to do that which moves me toward my goals.

When tempted, ask: Will this move me toward my goals?

This is a clarifying question. Instead of asking if it permissible, ask if it is in the direction you want to go. Sure, I could block out hours of my evening watching a movie night after night, but will it move me toward what I believe is important? (I am not suggesting there is no room for enjoyment and relaxation. Rest and relaxation is part of healthy rhythm of life.) If there are personal goals you want to achieve, “permissible” is not the point. The point is moving forward. Paul said,

You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6‬:‭12‬ NLT)

What are your goals?

Your goals may not be clear to you. If you are unhappy (unsatisfied, discontent) with some part of your life, you are responsible for your choices and your attitudes. Think about where you want to go, and make a decision to move in that direction.

Note: I found the quote from Brian Tracy at brainyquote.com.

 

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