we not only procrastinate working on our goals, we procrastinate setting them. less than five percent of americans have written down goals for their lives. surveys also show that the five percent that do are the top five percent wage earners in our culture. those who set written goals have greater income. it’s a correlation. they know what they want in life.
i know that some of you are getting a little motivated – “i’m going to do that this year. i’m going to write down some goals and i’m going to make my life count and i’m going to use my time wisely and i’m going to set down and plan out my life.”
no you’re not. face it. you’re not going to do that. because best intentions fade away real quickly and the moment you quit reading this you’re going to get distracted by something and then you’ll begin to procrastinate and then all of a sudden it’s going to be february and one-twelfth of the year is over and you still haven’t set your annual goals yet. prove me wrong….
four personal development goals. this is for me too. if you’re a CHRISTian, then your ultimate goal is to become like JESUS CHRIST. so how did JESUS develop? luke 2.52 (niv) tells us four ways, JESUS grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with GOD and man. notice four things. this says if i want to become like CHRIST, i must develop the four ways JESUS developed.
HE developed in wisdom – that’s intellectual development.
HE developed in stature – that’s physical development.
HE developed in favor with GOD – that’s SPIRITual development.
HE developed in favor with man – that’s social development.
just a thought from the front porch…