Anything But Average Pt. 3: Anything but Average Goals

Success is: Growing to your fullest potential
Significance is: Sowing seeds that benefit others and enhance the Kingdom of God
There is no true success without discipline.
Hebrews 12:1
Hebrews 12 offers two examples
1. Jesus: He was successful and obviously very disciplined.
2. Esau: He was unsuccessful and undisciplined.
Hebrews 12:2
Jesus lived on purpose for a purpose. He had a goal set before Him that He was focused on. This led to a disciplined life that made His goal a reality.
Esau lived for pleasure. He lost sight of the goal that was set before him. This led to an undisciplined life which cost him his goal.
Proverbs 29:18 in the New American Standard
Everyone needs clearly defined written goals.
Zig Ziglar: You cannot make it as wandering generality. To be successful you must be a meaningful specific.
JC Penny: You give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you someone who will make history. You give me someone without goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.
In the 1970’s Edwin Lock and Gary Latham studied success and found that people who were producing results across different fields had something in common. Something they called SMART goals.
They turned vague aspirations into concrete plans.
S: Specific
M: Measurable
Regular checkups to see am I not working my strategy or is my strategy not working?
Recruit as many people as possible for three things.
1. Encouragement
2. Accountability
3. Ideas
A: Attainable
Set stretch goals. Goals that make you think and pray. If you don’t have to pray about your goal, get a new goal.
R: Resourced
Take your time and resources and point them at a few key things.
T: Tim Bound
400 in a year
100 this quarter
34 this month
9 this week
Which one do you think creates more urgency and therefore more creativity and thought.

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