Wow! I am so glad that you are staying with me for this series!
Today we are talking about MOTIVATION & VISION.
Step 7: Motivation
Getting motivation and staying motivated can be hard, but if you are clear about why you want to achieve this goal to begin with and your values are aligned with your goals then you can most likely sustain the motivation or at least get back the motivation you need to see your goals through to the end.
Before you set a goal you must be clear and specific about your "why" so that when you get tired or discouraged along the way, which will happen, you can remind yourself of why you started in the first place.
Step 8: Vision
God spoke to many people in the Bible through visions and although He may not do it as dramatically as He did back then through dreams and such, He still gives us a visual in our minds of what He wants you to accomplish for His glory.
I love how The Message writes Proverbs 29:18. It states “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what He reveals, they are most blessed”. In other words, He will reveal to you what He wants you to do, you just need to be willing to spend time visualizing your goals as they are already achieved.
Allow yourself to identify the feeling of what it would be like to actually achieve what God has set out for you to achieve. This also will give you motivation to keep going when tough times come to derail you from your goals.