Secret lies in the execution, not the plan. 7.22.11

by Aaron K.

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Secret lies in the execution, not the plan. 7.22.11

"It is essential to remedy your bad habits-the things you do or fail to do that inhibit your effectiveness and performance…For example, a planner may find that his beautiful plans fail because he does not follow through on them. Like so many brilliant people, he believes ideas move mountains. But bulldozers move mountains; ideas show where the bulldozers should go to work. This planner will have to learn that the work does not stop when the plan is completed." -Peter Drucker

Spending enough time with others, I have come to realize that a vast majority of godly men share the same good intentions in life. If asked…they desire all the right stuff…vibrant walk with God, wife and kids…excell in their particular calling…and on and on. Yet I have observed it is very small percentage that actually do anything about it each day, producing any sort of tangible results. Why is that? Perhaps the dark side of planning and ideas can be that it deceives us into thinking we have moved further down the road, when in reality we’ve only identified the proper direction to head…now we must act and move forward. Action. My sons, don’t be deceived, grand ideas and noble life plans are as common to man as the air we breathe. Know that the rare men of God-honoring legacy and impact are action oriented men, always thinking and planning to a point of identifying the proper direction but then always acting on it…day after day, year after year…until their final breath. The secret is found in cultivating the habit of well directed action!

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