Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us ~ Hebrews 12:1
Over the course of my life, I have developed this thought, ‘if someone else can do it, then it isn’t impossible’. This train of thought has helped me to develop many skills. I will study, train and practice something and not become satisfied until it feels like second nature. I will watch how a ‘pro’ does a certain thing and know that if they learned how to do it, then so can I.
Keeping the Mindset to Finish
Most Mondays have a strong start. We know what we want to finish during the week. We know the goals and the commitments that need to be met. The challenge is to develop and keep this mindset throughout the week. Today, I encourage you to begin today with a mindset to finishing.
Identify your ‘Witnesses’
As in the scripture above, many people in the Bible were identified as being witnesses or examples of people who successfully overcame obstacles. We can use this same mindset to identify others who are successfully performing in the areas that we are trying to perfect.
- Identify what you need help with in order to complete your goals this week. Is it getting started Is it developing structure? Or do you need help with just a certain area?.
- Who’s example will you follow? Have you identified someone who has successfully completed the same goal(s) that you are looking to complete this week?
- Identify when you will need help this week. Some need the push to get started, others need encouragement in the middle. Still others, need that push right at the finish line.
Still on consecration this week, so no coffee for me yet. I have survived the massive ‘detox headaches’ so I believe I can make it all the way through! I have a mindset to finish.
Enjoy Your Coffee and Power up your day!
Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, author, blogger, lover of coffee