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One of the common questions that cross my desk is…
“What do you do every day?” I am intrigued by the question because this question normally comes from 2 types of individuals.
One type is the person who thinks that I sit around all day and just pray to God and read my Bible. Many times, I wish I even had time to read my Bible.
The other type of person is those who want to know what I have done to accomplish what I have. I am always impressed by this kind of a person; one who is looking to change or improve their life.
One of the key moments of my life was when I heard a teaching on managing your daily life from what you value. I had never heard much about values. I had much experience with goals.
I learned how to write my goals, adjust my goals, and review my goals often.
The information I had learned about goals was invaluable, but something was missing. As I sat in the values learning session, the teacher begins to teach on how to connect your goals to your values.
It was impressed upon me that this was…
the missing piece in my current strategy. I learned how to write down what was most valuable in my life and then write my goals and my daily priorities from my values list.
My first five values were; God, my wife, my children, my health, and my church. So, from this list I made a list of what I do daily and what is most important to me. I learned if I valued a close relationship with God I must make a daily goal to spend quality time with Him.
So every day, early in the morning, I make God my first priority.