I know about Vision Boards and The Five Habits of Successful People; and about Morning Routines!!! I’ve heard about The Seven Things Successful People have in Common, or is it Eight?
I’m familiar with the idea of turning off the loveliest of classical music, and certainly not listening to The Eagles telling me to Take it Easy, because there are motivational speakers to be heard while I drive. And when I’m putting on make-up. Then as I whip up a politically correct dinner, I can listen some more.
I know “successful” people are disciplined and determined and consistent. At what? At going after their dreams, being all they can be, living life to the fullest!
I am thankful for such people, and thankful I’m not one of them. I, too, have my eyes on the prize, my goal clearly mapped out and pursued. The prize is the high calling of God, and for me that is first and foremost the care and keeping of home and family. The goal is to be so enamored of God, my ears so keenly tuned to the Holy Spirit, so after Jesus, that like Him, I only do what I hear my Father say to do (not there yet, but on the journey).
That means I get to live a life of adventure and excitement and a somewhat giddy unpredictability. This life is much tougher than getting up at 4:00 am to write a by-God-I-will number of words daily, do my prescribed workout minutes, eat my egg whites, drink my protein shake, dress for success, and all before 9:00 a.m.
This life is for those crazy enough to forget all that and to try walking on water – no formulas, no gurus to look to. Only Jesus.
This life is for those willing to labor to enter into His rest, to be led down the path straight to His blessed, favor-filled, victorious Garden of Eden life. Success!