Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Today Matters

Heb 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Ex 32:29 For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the LORD

What you today matters, not just to you but to those that are around you. What you do today will determine what will happen to you tomorrow, It is sad but most people don’t lead their lives - they accept their lives. John Wooden said, “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” “Make each day your masterpiece.”
I want to give you some practical things you can do to help make the most of today because "today matters"

Attitude - Choose and display the right attitudes daily The confident person increases his chances for success. The pessimist invites the negative outcome he expects.

Priorities - Determine and act on important priorities daily We cannot change time, only our priorities. Time management has nothing to do with the clock, but everything to do with organizing and controlling your participation in certain events that coordinate with the clock.
Excellence comes from doing the right things right. People who reach their potential and fulfill their dreams determine and act on their priorities daily. I must prioritize my life and give focus and energy to those things that give the highest return. Ask: (1) What is required of me; (2) What gives me the greatest return; (3) What gives me the greatest reward.

Health - Know and follow healthy guidelines daily Your health impacts you emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Family - Communicate with and care for my family daily Home ought to have unconditional love; be a safe place to fail; make members feel secure. Success means having those closest to me love and respect me the most.

Thinking - Practice and develop good thinking daily Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievements. Value people with ideas.

Commitment - Make and keep proper commitments daily Commitment gives a person great tenacity.

Finances - Earn and properly manage finances daily Money is a tool to achieve one’s goals. Debt brings unhappiness.

Faith - Deepen and live out my faith daily Faith will carry a person through all of life.

Relationships - Initiate and invest in solid relationships daily If you like people, then no matter where you go, you’ll meet a friend. If you have one true friend in life, you are fortunate. If you have two real friends, it is highly unusual. Love others unconditionally, look for ways to add value, and bring joy to your relationships.

Generosity - Plan for and model generosity daily I will live to give. It comes from the heart.

Values - Embrace and practice good values daily Values are your ‘North Star’; your ‘Anchor’; your ‘Faithful Friend.’ Value to be a man of God; to live up to your potential; to be a spiritual leader.

Growth - Desire and experience improvements daily Overcome stagnation with personal growth. If I grow, the church will grow. Grow in areas that will add value. Improve a little everyday and you will make great progress.


Andy said...

Very true. If we are not careful the days pass so fast, then all we can do is look back with shame. Praise God! even then he treats us as we never left the race when we seek him and the points that you have presented. Have a great day!