How Do You Serve?

2 06 2011

Last week we talked about who and now our final focus as we look at purpose is how.  It is interesting as annually I write a strategic plan for my nonprofit and this year I am venturing to actually make it into a business plan.  Why?  Because it takes my What, Why & Who and puts those into action as I write out my HOW.  How will I make my purpose happen?  What is my plan of action to make my What, Why & Who move from words on page to words made flesh? Because now that I have fully outlined what I was put here to do, why I am doing it and who I am doing it for, I now must look at the action steps I need to take to turn thoughts into actions.

This is what I now call the land of choice.  Yes ladies we all have a choice, to either procrastinate and do nothing and never move forward in the direction of achieving our dream, our purpose, our goals, our desires or we can deicide to move into forward motion.  It’s as simple as believe and receive and doubt and do without…those are the two choices.  For believing in your dream would have you begin to move in positive motion, to doubt would have no movement happen = negative motion. This would  keep you stuck in negative thinking, negative habits, negative movement, never being or doing anything!    Sometimes in order to make things happen we must also let go of the old habits and move into new ones. We must push ourselves and not allow ourselves to stay stuck in what may have happened yesterday but instead focus on tomorrow as we celebrate the NOW.

When it comes to being successful it will take effort and determination as in most cases things will not happen over night. Long term success is often created and maintained by simple and consistent daily action coupled with faith, that’s what sets our wheels, our purpose and promise in motion.  Here are a few steps that will help you do this;

1- Keep your Eyes on the Prize?  – In order to accomplish anything we must find a symbol that will keep us on our path and keep us motivated and focused.   

2- Create a POA (Plan of Action) You have to write down all the action steps you need to take to make this thing happen in your life.  As you do, don’t limit yourself and start thinking what you cannot do. Don’t allow negativity to dwell!!!   

3 – Just Do it Now your POA becomes your to do list as you check off one thing at a time and JUST DO IT! 

Ladies, it’s time to get off that bench and make things happen. Staying focused on your vision and keeping your eyes on the prize which will help you not give up and quit when the going gets tough.  After all that is EXACTLY  how the proverbs 31 serves! She always does exactly as Nike says……JUST DO IT!

“Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try!” – Michael Jordan

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. – John F Kennedy

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden




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