We can grab take–out in a matter of minutes, pay bills in seconds, submit complicated forms with a single click, watch movies instantly and do so many other tasks at lightning speed, thanks to a long list of time-saving conveniences created to satisfy our gotta-have-it-right-now attitudes. However, the good stuff like starting a business, mending relationships, getting out of debt, growing in Christ, learning new skills… it all takes time. When frustration sets in and the wait becomes irritating, consider these five tips. Be Practical Dreams are wonderful but not always realistic. Be honest with yourself and choose an obtainable goal. Be a Planner Set milestones. Know what you want and create a road map to get you there. Be Purposeful Long ago, I learned focusing on something that’s not right for me will generally have negative results.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.- Ephesians 2:10
Be Proactive Good intentions aren’t enough. Look at the plan, pick a task and just start. Be Patient Perseverance pays off. Even if we don’t reach the end, lessons along the way could prove more valuable and lead us on a better journey. The good stuff may not happen overnight but it never will, if we don’t start living intentionally.   What important things in life do you hope to achieve?  Share the good things you’re working towards below.

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  1. Sherry, How did you become so wise? Your words strengthen me as I think about a new book. Am I really seeking to do what’s right for me? I think so, but maybe I’ll never know for sure. Keep writing. You really have a gift. Don’t waste it. Ann

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