In order to fully pursue the purpose God has placed on our lives, we are looking at how to avoid self-defeating behaviors. Each week for six weeks we’re looking at one of the following:
To get out of you own way, you need to remember…
1. …your identity
2. …what you are doing
3. …your purpose
4. …the people
5. …to be strategic
6. …the outcome
REMEMBER WHAT YOU ARE DOING
While your identity is not wrapped up in the things you do, your purpose is wrapped up in the things you do. It’s where (to use a very old cliché) the rubber meets the road. Every action you take is either moving you towards your purpose or away from it. Not allowing self-defeating behaviors to sidetrack you takes very hard work.
I have previous entries regarding this topic. The two most noteworthy are at the following links: It Does Take Work and It Ain’t Easy and A Change in Perspective or What I Learned from the Evil Baroness and Shirley Valentine
It’s important to establish who you are as separate from what you do. But realize it is what you are doing (not your personality, good intentions, or strategic planning )that propels you forward into your purpose.
“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
Next week: REMEMBERING YOUR PURPOSE