Align Your Habits With Your Drean

Monday, June 15, 2020

"If your habits don't line up with your dream, then you need to change your habits or change your dream"
John Maxwell

Many people live and die with frustrations and unfulfilled dreams, and it is often because they have not considered the importance of today's habits. Because dreams are future oriented, we can make excuses for today's behvaiour, rationalising that one day in the overall scheme won't make the difference.

But if we repeat those decisions and habits across multiple days then all of a sudden we have a lifestyle that may not be taking us where we hoped to go.

The Bible says that he who can be trusted with very little, can also be trusted with much. If we can't manage the lesser responsibility of managing just ourselves, then our capacity to lead and manage others will be restricted.

In parenting there is the concept of parenting with the end in mind. In other words, what kind of adult do you want your child to be? Do you want them to be kind, generous, hard-working, healthy etc? Those attributes are formed over a life time, so you need to determine what you put into them at each phase. What does the child need to understand about money at 6 years old? What does the child need to know about sexuality at 10 years old? What resources do they need at 12 to have a healthy self-esteem?

In our lives we need to align our habits with our dream, in a similar way.

If we are happy with our habits, then we need to make sure that the dream matches to those habits. Where are your habits taking you?

If we have a dream, then we need to build the right habits today to move towards that dream. What habits will build towards your dream?

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