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What is YOUR Next Best Level???
1/21/2019 12:00:01 AM by: CL Lawrence


        Children have lots of ideas about what they want to be when they grow up. We find delight in their ambition and listening to them talk about it, knowing they have no idea what it will take to achieve it, and that they’ll change their minds several times as they grow up.

        As adults, childhood aspirations give way to life’s challenges and realities. Without understanding that life is a journey with requirements, and without a plan renders the conversation about “going places” nothing more than empty words about a wish or fantasy. 

        What’s YOUR next best level?  Where do you want to go from here? What’s your dream; your plan? If you don’t know (or can’t describe or define it), you’re clueless as to where to start or how to get there.  You won’t know how to get there because you don’t know where “there” is.   How will you recognize landmarks, the clues that let you know you’re on the right track and that you’re getting close?  Your GPS requires you to put in a destination before it can give you directions.  Once you enter the destination, it will give you one or more routes to choose from depending on your mode of transportation and how quickly you want to get there. It doesn’t care where you’re going, but it needs a destination before it can get you started.

          In the same way, in life you must know where you want to go, if not from the beginning, surely somewhere along the way you need to make that decision. There may, indeed, be more than one road to get you there, but you need to start with a clear destination in mind. You must take your time with this.  It’s much too important and you’re much too important not to. Life decisions can be big and daunting but the great news is, you’re not alone. God is right in it with you – and – you have the mind of Christ. That means you have more than access to the One Mind, but you’re a part of Infinite Wisdom. You can’t lose.

          Do you have a dream, an idea that keeps coming back, perhaps something you’ve wanted to do since childhood, but life happened and caused you to lose sight, hope and energy for your dream?  Maybe you’ve held on to the dream, even created a vision around it.  Know this. That which is in you is God trying to express God’s self through you in the uniqueness of you. Until you move on it, you can live, but you’ll seek the contentment, fulfillment and joy you long for in your spirit.  Are you ready for the journey that takes you there?  If so, take time to answer these questions:

  1. What does your next best level look like?  Describe it beginning with: I see myself …
  2. Do you know the journey ahead and are you ready to take it?
  3. By faith, are you ready to deal with obstacles and distractions?
  4. Do you have a good credit score
  • If “Yes.” GREAT!
  • If “No” do you have a plan to repair and rebuild your score?
  • If you have a plan for that, GREAT!
  • If you don’t have a plan, you need to focus and engage a financial counselor immediately.

What’s credit got to do with it?  Good credit shows responsibility and the self-discipline necessary for self-management at every level. 

          Your next best level is the next right place for you to be as you move toward your destiny. It isn’t always a big step, a big major accomplishment.  It could be as simple as taking a course, seminar, workshop, or webinar, discovering helpful information or tips, anything that places you in a better and stronger position. If you can say, “I know more today than I did yesterday, then that’s a new level. 

          Maybe your dream is a new position in the company, a weight loss goal, become an author, finish college, travel, …  Whatever it is, you must start with a vision and a plan. Your plan is your initial down payment, then each day make another installment on the plan. As  you make those payments, watch the Universe add the interest. Initially, the plan need not be detailed and precise. The idea is to start somewhere; build, tweak, and edit as you go.  The important thing is, do something, or your next best level will be exactly the level you’re on right now. And, Oh, by the way, if you aren’t enjoying the journey, you very well may be on the wrong road. You can change the destination and direction at any time. It’s your life.

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Midge From New jersey At 1/21/2019 7:14:02 PM

Going to use this for Project Destiny this Saturday


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