New Year 2017. What will help you achieve your goals.

Also called – The 5 Ds of success

As last year was drawing to a close many folk were making promises to themselves and others concerning what they would achieve in the new year. 
The year is well underway , first week already gone and we are quickly discovering that it may seem that the realisation of the goals and aspirations is proving a little more challenging.

It is important not to panic and resist the sinking feeling that is trying to convince you that this year is not going to be any different, but to remain focused on the goals and see yourself walking in the fullness of your destiny for 2017. 

I have put together 5 Ds that will help you achieve your goals this year.

Destination – it is important to be clear to yourself and others what your goal is. Write it down . Have a clear vision of what you want to achieve , where you want to be and in your heart anticipate the sense of fulfilment that will result when you get there. When you know where you are heading then plans have a greater meaning. 

“And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”

‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Drive – this is what will keep you on the journey towards your destination. It is your motivation – keeping the reason before your eyes. It will allow you to knock back discouragement and any negativity that you encounter in the process. Drive manifests as determination. It tends to be infectious as the people in your life come to the understanding that you will not be dissuaded. You will get to where you are headed.

“And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Discipline – means attending to the things that you need to attend to in order to achieve your goal. The only way you can achieve the goal is acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to get you there and putting to practice what you have to do. Redeeming the time equates to doing what you need to do now and not putting it off. Great time management will put in a position to see your goal realised. Heaping up tonnes of potential without ever launching out or doing anything will keep you at the level of ‘tomorrow’ person.

“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:6-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Durability – this is the same as staying power, being able to overcome obstacles. If you are about to give up at the first hurdle then it is clear you need to reassess your reason for starting out on the venture. Discouragement may come in a number of ways. If you are not getting any boost from the people in your life it can be extremely off putting and lead to all sorts of questions. You need to develop resilience – the ability to remain single minded , undeterred and committed to the goal.

“Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.”

‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭15:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Delight – this implies that you need not only to celebrate the outcome but to relish the process , the steps of the journey , the stages of development that you are going through. Being able to rejoice in every situation will catapult you into greater the realms of possibility. You remain grateful and positive no matter you have to deal with. In the process of handling disappointment you will be learning what works and what does not, how to do things better, more efficiently which ultimately will lead to more success. 

The child of God should practice praise as a lifestyle as this yields abundant dividends.

“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

May your desires be fulfilled in 2017!

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