Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Moving the ball forward

In every area of our lives, we are doing one of three things:
  1. creating forward momentum
  2. standing still/or ignorant of current movement
  3. creating negative momentum
When we are creating forward momentum, we are focused on our goals and are highly attuned to what we want, when we want it, and how we will accomplish it. We are taking massive action and beginning to see positive results. The actions we are taking are the right actions to help us achieve our goals.

When we are standing still or ignorant of our current position in another area, we are either too busy to pay attention to that particular area or we have chosen to selectively ignore it.

When we are creating negative momentum in a specific area, we're pursuing either:
  1. The wrong goals
  2. The right goals with faulty methods
  3. Self-sabotage (consciously or unconsciously)
Most of the "balls" in our lives should be in constant motion and need regular attention. Others can be moved to the sidelines to be moved at a later date. And even more should probably be placed back in the "ball bag" because they're not worth being moved in the first place. They are just taking away are time, energy, and focus on the more important ones.

"It is hard to manage the many forces required to push ideas forward. A ball is round, it rolls, and it is the key to productivity - so keep an eye out for it!" - Scott Belsky of Behance Magazine

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