Tomorrow has been stolen from us. Fear permeates the media, as we are deluged with endless messages about murder, betrayal, violence, rape, and horrifying acts of inhumanity.
And those are just the “entertainment” shows. Don’t get me started on the “news”. All of these negative messages, images, and ideas have slowly drained us of our hope for the future. Stolen away our tomorrow. I’m here to say it’s time to take back tomorrow. And here's how to start…
You need to revive your own spirit of hope for the future – to realize that things are going to get better for you, not worse. That your best days are ahead of you, not behind you.
I’ve been stirring this same spirit of hope in myself these last few days.
Here’s what I mean…
I just finished a long, long session of planning out 2015. I have some huge goals for this coming year. God has given me a much bigger vision for every area of my life: my fitness, faith, family, and finances.
The question I have been wrestling with is: how is all this going to happen?
How am I going to achieve the seemingly impossible targets I’ve set for the year? How will I go so far beyond anything I’ve ever achieved before?
Without question, it is first and foremost in the hands of God. And yet…
I remember the story of Moses and the Hebrew people, held in slavery by the Egyptians. God promised to set them free. Yet they had to move forward into an impossible situation (the Egyptian army behind them, the vast and impassible Red Sea in front of them). They had to get into motion before God parted the waters for them and led them to freedom.
Then, when the Hebrews arrived at the Promised Land, the Land that God had given to them… He pretty much handed them swords and said, “Yes, I’m giving it to you – now go take it!”
(That’s my loosely rendered paraphrase – Biblical scholars all across the globe are probably cringing right now…)
Here’s my point.
Even though I am confident God has given me the inspiration to pursue these goals, I’m pretty sure it’s up to me to supply at least a modicum of the perspiration.
He may have promised me “the Land”… but I still have to take possession of it.
I don’t think that’s a “price” to be paid, by the way. I think it’s a privilege to be enjoyed. Partnering with God – what could be more exciting, or more rewarding?
But then, after the initial excitement fades, I invariably get mired in what Michael Hyatt calls the “messy middle”. You know: the hard, sweaty, and often undignified business of actually doing the work. And speaking for myself, that is where (in the past) I often got tripped up. Or gave up.
Even though I’ve set yearly goals for most of my adult life, and achieved many of them, I have still finished many a year with the suspicion I left a lot of my game back there on the playing field.
Until last year.
Last year I found a fresh, new method for setting goals. This is the first really new approach to setting goals I’ve encountered since discovering Tony Robbins back in the early nineties. You remember the nineties, right? Back when Tony sold his material on cassette tapes?
I was talking about a “fresh, new method for setting goals.” So what is this new approach?
Rather than me telling you about it, I’d rather give you access to a free video series that covers the whole thing in-depth. This series is created by Michael Hyatt, and it is in preparation for the release of his new goal-setting program: 5 Days To Your Best Year Ever.
You don’t have to buy anything to get value from these videos. If you’re like me, though, when the doors open Tuesday morning, you’ll probably be one of the first to sign up. And if you do, I will even give you an extra free gift (just to motivate you to jump in!).
But again, don’t worry about that for now. For today, just watch the videos that Michael has made freely available. Pay special attention to the downloadable PDF he is giving away with video #2.
Maybe this will help you attain some of your own seemingly “impossible” goals for 2015! Maybe, in fact, we can do that together!
Maybe this year will be the year where everything changes for you. When you set that fitness goal, or money goal, or whatever it is for you… that goal that seems to elude you year after year. You know the one I mean.
What if this year it’s different?
What if this year you do it?
What if you resist the fear, ignore the army at your back and the ocean in front of you… and what if you achieve something truly great in the process?
What if 2015 really is your best year ever?
It can be. It should be. It’s worth fighting for.
Let’s do it together.
Let’s take back tomorrow.