Before your day begins and you’re lost in activities.
Define what success IS today.
For every significant area you want to see progress in – know for yourself, when you hit your quota and then rest until tomorrow.
1. Your Time with God
What does a successful time of prayer look like? Not just “getting it in”. Not just going through the motions. How do you come to a place of genuine connection and peace? What does it look like? How does it feel to touch or hear from heaven?
2. Your Work
What is the main thing necessary today, to feel successful? How can you call it done! How will you know you have accomplished what you’re paid to do today?
So that you can walk away. So that you can transition and be done. In order for your conscience mind to sign off and allow your subconscious to kick in and do its thing.
3. Your Health
What should it look like to treat your body right today? Without extremes or unsustainable practices… What few things can you predetermine that will confirm you have done well today?
Limited sweets or carbs? Tracking your steps?
I recently heard a quote that said,
[Tweet “Most overestimate what they can do in a day, & underestimate what they can done in a year.”]
4. Your Family
What does a successful day look like in regards to your vision for your family? Could it be how you pray for or with them? How about their individual love languages? Can you show them love the way they most receive it?
How can you and I feel success on a given day unless we know what it looks like?
With an undefined life, we’ll get lost in minutia or lead astray by other’s priorities.
If we have impossible expectations and unrealistic intentions we’ll live frustrated and anxious as the day gets later.
I find without defining success, that I may never “turn off”.
I can get left on autopilot and never transition and connect with those who I love.
“Defining what success is for a day, implies that I am not God. For I must come to an end, yet He can forever be active and working.”
Jesus, would you help us know that we must come to places of ceasing daily. Help us trust you 24/7, but work only our due portion. Amen.