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Do It Today!

November 17, 2009

[Today’s post is by Dr. Wayde Goodall, author of Success KillsGoodall and his wife, Rosalyn, are authors, speakers, life-coaches, ministry consultants and pastors traveling extensively around the globe holding family events and seminars. Success Kills, published by New Leaf Press, is Goodall’s 14th book.]

I just began writing my fifteenth book.  Most of my high school teachers would be shocked that part of my career is writing.  I just barely passed high school English!

Often the question is asked, how do you write a book…or start a company…or begin a new ministry?

My response? Do something today.

Don’t wait to:

  • Get inspired
  • Get it perfect
  • Receive permission or approval
  • Become confident
  • To get the right person to join with you in your dream
  • Make someone like you
  • Receive reassurance from whomever
  • Get over you past failure

Your dream is too important to wait … start working on getting there (one decision at a time).

You have likely heard of many formulas for success:  Here are some basics…

  • Have a dream (what is your vision)
  • What is your real life passion (this could be your dream), what do you think about when you are imagining what could, should, or would happen if??
  • Develop a strategy (what you think will need to happen to get to your dream)
  • Keep integrity as your top priority
  • Be willing to adjust (flexible)
  • Take the risk (my definition of faith: “calculated risk”)
  • Get close to people that want you to win (some will try to sabotage you)
  • Begin today (make a call, write a note, compose, take action … now)
  • Sacrifice (every worthwhile endeavor will take a sacrifice … i.e., you give up something to get to your goal … like television, golf, skiing, etc.)
  • Live in balance; take care of yourself, your marriage, your relationship with your children

Most important:  Don’t begin any of this until you commit your dream (plan) to the Lord. “Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3 NLT)

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