8 Action Keys To Achieving Your Goals

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A goal is a vision of how it is . . . before it is.

In talking about goals at my seminars, rallies and church services, I’ve had a few believers question whether or not goal-setting was important or even scriptural.

I’ve asked those folks why they got saved.  Invariably, the answer is “to go to heaven.”  I then asked if they were going today. If they say, not unless Jesus comes back, I say, “If heaven is not your immediate destination, it is still your goal.”

A goal is the manifestation…the end result achieved through vision, prior proper planning, persistence and peak performance. 

Clearly identify and plan your action timeline for the things on your goal list each day. . .in the six major areas of your life which are:

Spiritual, Family, Financial, Physical, Mental and Social.

 Proverbs 21:5 in the New Living Translation says:

“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” 

1.    Do you have God-given goals for your life?  If yes, what are your goals and are they written out?  If not, seek God in prayer for He is anxious to talk with you.

2.    Have you shared your goals with your spouse, or if you are single, with your prayer partner or pastor?

3.    What would you like to accomplish in the next twelve months in these six major areas of your life?  (Spiritual, Family, Financial, Mental, Physical and Social)

4.    Do your goals each have a specific timetable on how you can achieve them?

5.    What would you like to accomplish in the next five years in each of the six major areas of your life?

6.    What additional skills, abilities, and information will you need to achieve these plans?

7.    Do you have a list of the places you could go, the people you could see, and the sources you could use to help gain the new information, skills, and abilities you need to achieve your goals?

8.    What is the first step you will take this week toward achieving each of your immediate goals?

Job 22:26 in the Amplified Bible says:

“You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God's favor] shall shine upon your ways.”