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Man in blue shirt with hand over his heart. Achieve Your Dream Series Part 4 - Commitment

Achieve Your Dream Series — Commitment

Commitment is the engine that pulls you across the finish line. No one knows for certain what will happen once they take the first step. However, far more critical to success than knowing Step 2 is resolving to take Step 1. Plans and dreams remain hypotheticals until you make the first move. I’ve never been stuck on a sailboat without

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Young brunette compares similar products held in each had in store. Comparison kills dreams and success.

Achieve Your Dream Part 3 — The Temptation of Comparison

Comparison is a temptation. Falling for it can sabotage your confidence and sideline your dreams faster than boiling water melts a sugar cube. Perfect objectivity isn’t possible when you self-evaluate because you can’t see the big picture when you’re standing in the middle of it. “The tip of the neighbour’s iceberg often looks very nice.”― Roy A. Ngansop, Engineer and Author

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Precise hand tools for engineering or drafting on a plain white surface. How to prepare a Skills Inventory.

Achieve Your Dream Series – Skills Inventory Exercise

Dreams, goals, and missions come in a variety of sizes. Some goals are obviously bigger than others, but even the dream or vision you consider the penultimate, the biggest of the big, is only part of what God has in mind for you. Today’s exercise, part two of six in the Achieve Your Dream Series, is to prepare a Skills

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woman hiking in the woods, hands raised in victory. How to Move Your Dream Closer to the Finish Line

How to Move Your Dream Closer to the Finish Line

You’re so jazzed about the day ahead that you woke up before the alarm buzzed the first time! Before you finish your first rich cup of liquid enthusiasm, the family and even your dog know that something’s up. It’s time to move the ball forward and bring your dream closer to the finish line. Today you’ll flex your creative and

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How To Set Goals That Predict Success

Want to be more successful, achieve goals, be a winner? Setting and achieving goals is formulaic—the details may change, but the process is the same. Once you know your WHAT (goal) and WHY (motivation), you’re ready to take a step closer to the finish line. My forty-plus year career is a case-study in setting goals and achieving them. I don’t

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Ministry and Money—Guilt About Getting Paid

Do you have a heart to serve and skills that people need or want, but harbor Christian guilt about accepting payment? At the end of this post, I offer two statements to consider and use for yourself. Once I lay a little foundation, maybe they’ll provide clarity that empowers you to leave guilt on the curb for pick up next

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How Galapagos Animals Preach This Beatitude

My morning walk is a precious time of peace, quiet, and the pursuit of relationship with the deer, squirrels, and birds living in the woods along the creek. I learned a lot about bringing a peaceful spirit to animals from Saint Francis, but more recently, by reading about the tame animals of the Galapagos. Conflict is largely a human characteristic.

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Unexpected Fear – When God Changes Your Gifts

I don’t do nervous. Until recently, I believed that. Then unexpected fear came to visit. It was only a three-minute presentation, but there I was, concerned about what to wear because I didn’t want to walk to the microphone with my pants sweat-clinging to the back of my legs from warm chairs. In other words, I was nervous. Earlier in

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