Are you planning and waiting on an event? I was listening to Eric Thomas and it led me to some conclusions. It is so tempting to plan. This is a dangerous mind-set and I don’t recommend it. Dream chasers cannot event plan, rather we have to fall in love with the process. This is what causes us to wait till the last-minute to write an essay in school. We wait till it is due to do the work. If the due date is changed we merely put off working on it. There is no way it can be at its best with this perspective. I used to wait till one or two days before my posts were due to write them as well. Consequently my creativity was bogged down and I didn’t have time to listen to God on what to write. I have switched my process and I think it is the only way for us to chase our dreams with excellence. It is the only way to be the best you that you can be.
Focus on the process not the event or destination. You and I don’t know which things in our life that seem meaningless will affect our future. That person you meet could be the gatekeeper to your dream. That post you write could be the one that goes viral. That interview you gave could be the one to put you over the top. Are you ready?
Here is an example from my life right now. I am doing two things. I am writing a little bit everyday. Little by little I have improved. No matter if one person reads it or one hundred thousand I try to be faithful with it. I am focusing on the process of writing daily. The other thing is reading. I am reading so that I have things flowing into me. Reading daily has given me things to say. The process of learning and teaching is where my focus has been.
This may not seem major, but it is one of the things that separates the average from the great. The great practice the craft they have whether they feel like it or not as well as if they think it will affect them or not. You never know who is watching and or what thing that seems meaningless will unlock the gate to your dreams. I don’t think that the shepherd David knew that killing lions and bears with a sling would play such a crucial role in him becoming king.
So stop planning for an event and start doing what small things you can do today. Live a life of excellence today. One day turns into a week of excellence which turns into a month of excellence and so on. Be faithful with little and fall in love with the small process. Your big dreams will happen in these little days. Be blessed on your journey.
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