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Failure Happens, But Success is Planned

Failure happens, but Success is planned;  Success

comes as a result of DOING several things on PURPOSE

Jim Kilgore, JimKilgoreMinistries.com

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[ Steps I have used for years in my Weekly Planning]

       

O          Objectives:   What RESULTS do I want to see by the end of the week?  Whatever

            you determine, you must now record them on paper or in your electronic device,

            and then prioritize.   I continually ask of myself, “What is the Best and most Valuable

            use of my time.”  I do this to determine what to add to an already busy schedule.    

            Far too many people sacrifice the Best for that which is Good, but may actually

            prevent them from the accomplishment of the most important objectives in your life 

            and work.

A         Activities:     What MUST I do to achieve the Objectives?  This is where you must list the Steps in Sequential order.

My concern is that I determine after prayer, that which I should accomplish, then fail to add the actionable tasks to my DAILY SCHEDULE,  and then fail to submit myself to the schedule, which I believe will lead me to the accomplishment of my objectives.

All good Preachers want to see souls saved on a weekly basis.  Yet, if one does not include soul-winning in his schedule during the week, he is less likely to have a soul-winning ministry.  

I have taught our Children rather emphatically as they were growing up, “If you want something, then you must DO something.”   But simply filling your calendar with ‘activities’ does not mean you are focusing on the right tasks. 

Not every task will lead me to winning souls to Jesus Christ.   They may be good, but could I delegate these tasks to another so I can do what I believe to be the most important thing any Preacher or Christian can do, and that is to spread the Gospel.   What would lead me to being a soul-winner?   Preaching; passing out tracts wherever I go; definitely going out into my community to share the Gospel. 

 


T         Time:         How much time will each activity require?     And how much time    

is required to focus on the task each day in order to accomplish the objective by the end of the week?  A problem many make when planning their schedule is that they do not allow enough time to work on the task, and by the end of the week “forcibly change the plan” because now, what was an important task earlier in the week, has now become an urgent task.  Now the pressure comes into our lives.   Can you relate? 


S          Schedule:      I must now look at my Calendar & decide WHEN I can do each

activity.  I learned 30 years ago, while reading a book by Dr. Dave Hyles that the successful person must plan his schedule and then become obedient to his schedule.   I have followed this advice ever since.  To be sure, we must be flexible for emergencies.   This is a part of life and certainly with Family and Ministry.  

 

Brian Tracy has often said that “very worst use of your time is to do well what need not be done at all.” There is a principle called, The Pareto Principle, which says that 20% of your activities will account for 80% of the value of your activities. This means that, if you have a list of ten items to accomplish, only two of those items will be more valuable than the other eight items combined! 

For you to achieve great things, you must always focus and concentrate upon the small number of activities that contribute the great value to your life and work!

 

Again, a success principle I had taught my Children down through the years was:  “Failure just happens, but success is planned; Success comes as a result of DOING several things on PURPOSE!”

 

You MUST ask yourself the Key Question, What is the most valuable use of my time, RIGHT NOW?”  And whatever it is, work on that. Your ability to discipline yourself to work on those few tasks that CAN make the greatest difference in your life is the essential quality that can make everything else achievable for you.

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