While talking to a friend of mine last night, we began to share goals that each of us have that we’ve not reached yet. I’m sure you know about that too. He is being very successful in real-estate, but is still not where he wants to be and even wishes he was further along than where he currently is. He told me that there are so many people that come to him about getting into the business and wanting to start flipping houses. They will ask him what they should do to start flipping houses. The problem is, he said, that they have their eyes set on the wrong target. They see where they want to go, but they fail to realize where they are. The advice he gives to them is, know where you are now and work from there. In other words, what is your credit score? What kind of skills do you have in home repairs? These are just to name a few, but I thought his advice was excellent.

I shared with him that although he was in real-estate and I am in ministry, the same advice applies. When people dream, they envision where they want to be, but very seldom do they wake up and realize, they have to figure out the next step. The first two letters in the word goal is, GO. A goal doesn’t just happen, you have to go after it and to do that, you have to know where you are. You must work toward a goal in order to get there. The reason a lot of people never reach their goals is because they only envision the future and not the present.

So, what do you want to do? What do you want to become? Where do you see yourself in a few years? Would you like for that dream to become a reality? If so, then figure out where you are right now. Every little thing you do in the present is determining whether or not you reach your goal in the future. Maybe it’s time to stop dreaming and start working. Your dreams are constant, but your discipline may not be consistent. The longer you wait to get started, the more you are going to deal with regrets. Even if you don’t reach all of your goals, you’ll still be able to say, you gave it everything you had. The only real failure, is to not even try.

Since we all have dreams and goals that we have yet to reach, let’s allow these words to encourage us and get started from where we are now.

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