"The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it…"
You are embarking on a new journey and the first tool in your toolkit is going to be diligence. This will be the key that unlocks the door to the next phase of your destiny. The word means to be conscientious, tenacious, dedicated, hard-working, committed, and persistent. It means to do things consistently well.
Most people don’t lack diligence because they are lazy, they lack it because they are afraid of what others will think about them. I was meeting with one of my clients today and her greatest fear was people questioning her authenticity, the “Who do you think you are?” question. People are going to have a lot to say but you can’t let that stop you. You can’t hide your brilliance because people can’t stand your shine.
“Criticism is hard, but it is also critical to creating a viable brand, identifying your target marketing, and expanding your influence. It is the fuel to your fire. Figuring out what people don’t like is more critical than what people do like. The keys to your brand are what make you stand out. What is your unique selling point? What makes you better than your competitors? It’s the negative feedback that makes a brand sustainable.
This season is going to take all the energy you can rally up, but the payoff is going to be substantial. Proverbs 10:4 (Complete Jewish Bible’) says, “Idle hands bring poverty; diligent hands bring wealth.” Diligence is one of the internal mechanisms that will help you accomplish all that God has laid before you through faith. Romans 40:20-21 (KJV) says, concerning Abraham and God’s promise to him, “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”
Imagine the diligence it took for Moses to lead over one million people or more through the desert for 40 years. Most of us would have quit 20 years prior. There was something in Moses that so desperately wanted to please God and possess the promise that nothing in him would give up. So, imagine yourself standing at the brink of possessing everything that God has promised you. Imagine the rush, the excitement, and the exhilaration; Everything you have believed God for is becoming a reality.
These time-proven principles will help you prepare for your launch:
o Remove all distractions. In the form of busy work, people, excuses, and fears.
o Get yourself organized. Clean up your space, clear your head and get your house in order.
o Time can be your greatest enemy or your greatest asset, it all depends on how you use it. It must be clear that procrastination is not a disease but a pattern. It is intentional and habitual.
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