9 Actions You Must Take to Reach Your Biggest Goals (Part 2)

In my last article, I talked about the first four actions you need to take to reach your biggest goals. After you’ve …

  1. Determined your present position,
  2. Described exactly what you want,
  3. Found a promise from God and
  4. Asked God for help,


Then you …

5. Identify the barriers.

Identify the barriers between you and your goal, between you and your vision, between you and your dream for the next year or two or 10 years of your life. The question you want to ask is this: Why don’t I have it already?

There may be relational problems, financial barriers or educational barriers. There may be emotional barriers that keep you from your dream. A lot of people sabotage their own success because they don’t feel they deserve it.

Faith says, yes I see the problem, but I believe God is bigger than the problem. Faith doesn’t deny the problem, it just believes God is bigger than those roadblocks.

6. Create a step-by-step plan.

To reach your goals, you must plan it one step at a time. You need to think through a course of action. A plan has three parts.

  • A plan has steps.
  • A plan has deadlines.
  • A plan has a schedule.

A goal is worthless until you get it on your schedule because everything eventually deteriorates into work. Eventually you have to wake up from your dream and go to work. So you want to ask yourself two questions as you make a plan. Where do I want to be? And, How am I going to get there?

7. Be patient and persistent.

The reason why you have to be patient and persistent is because it isn’t going to happen overnight. The bigger your goal, the longer it will take. The more significant your goal, the more time and energy will be involved.

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Rick Warren
Dr. Rick Warren is passionate about attacking what he calls the five “Global Goliaths” – spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic disease, and illiteracy/poor education. His goal is a second Reformation by restoring responsibility in people, credibility in churches, and civility in culture. He is a pastor, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist. He’s been often named "America's most influential spiritual leader" and “America’s Pastor.

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