With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts
Plan your work and work your plan
You have three choices: give up, give in, give it all you’ve got
There is a wise old saying that says: Plan your work, and work your plan. I’m finding the wisdom in these words as I go through my day, my week, my month tacking on activities and commitments and responsibilities without working them into the plan.
Planning your work simply means be clear of your goals and plan accordingly. If I want to get something done I need a daily plan. Setting goals is important if you want to succeed and if you have plan in place then your goal each day is to work your plan. It sounds very simple, but it's easier said than done.
I read an article that said a popular and easy to remember acronym has been successful in helping countless people reach their goals is the word smart.
Specific: Make sure your goal is as specific as possible.
Measurable: Goals that are hard to measure are goals that are hard to meet.
Attainable: Make sure the goal itself is reachable.
Realistic: It is important to dream big dreams and aim high, but don’t set yourself up for disappointment by trying to reach an unrealistic goal.
Timely: People who set goals without target completion dates rarely accomplish their objectives.
Have a plan, one that stays flexible, allowing for disruptions and transition and the unexpected so you know what direction you are headed! There may be a bend in the road or a detour ahead, but at least you know where you need to get to next, what task to tackle after you’ve taken care of this present one.
Plan well. Prepare diligently. Pray hard. Then, go for it with your whole heart.
Charles R. Swindoll