I keep thinking back to this quotation:
[a big goal is like] crossing an ocean. Some people try [by themselves], day after day, Â â€¦ Thatâ€™s like taking a rowboat across the ocean. Itâ€™s exhausting and usually unsuccessful.
Â Others have given up trying and throw themselves entirely on â€œrelying on Godâ€™s grace.â€ Theyâ€™re like drifters on a raft. They do nothing but hang on and hope God gets them there.
Â Neither trying nor drifting are very effective in [achieving the big goals]. A better image the sailboat, in which if it moves at all, itâ€™s a gift of the wind. We canâ€™t control the wind, but a good sailor discerns where the wind is blowing and adjusts the sails accordingly.
~ John Ortberg
This week I have been working hard on a research project I am undertaking.
I even implemented a new to do list strategy I found. One that is flexible enough to give me options, but focused enough to keep me on high important tasks. Some urgent, most not-urgent.
Today, however, [Read more…]