With God on our side, we can achieve everything we want to. While that is completely true, it is not the complete picture. Let’s try again: With God on our side, we can achieve everything we want to, but not all at the same time.
We may not like to hear this, but it’s true: our time is fixed, our energy is finite and our focus is limited. This means that, at each given time, we have to be extremely picky about where we choose to focus our limited resources. This calls for wisdom.
We cannot do everything we want to do right now, but we can concentrate our efforts on a few things that are sure to change our outcome. Which is why I want to ask you: If you could focus on achieving only one goal for the next three months, and put your entire spirit, soul and body into it, knowing that the achievement of that goal would have a huge impact on your life in general, what goal would that be? That is what I call your Domino Goal.
Your domino goal is an overarching goal, whose achievement would not only bring you fulfillment, but would fell many other desires and goals in one nice swoop. It is that goal which, once you achieved it, would make a huge difference in several other areas and domains of your life. It is that goal whose achievement would bring multiple amazing consequences. That is your domino goal, your ‘game-changer’ goal. And, in this world of limited resources, that is what you should focus on.
Of course, you have so many things that we would like to get done. And you will get them done, all in due time. But now, it’s time to prioritise, focus and gain the best outcome in the next few months.
You can determine your domino goal by prayerfully getting clear on different areas of your life and choosing to focus on what would have the most impact in your life. The different domains of life are interconnected. What are your biggest desires? What are the biggest challenges that affect many other areas of your life? These desires and challenges can help you determine your domino goal for the next three months.
Perhaps, you want to work on a character trait and sit with God to prune you and polish you in that area. You could decide to identify and replace a wrong, harmful mindset. Or choose to focus on your physical wellness. Maybe you want to take your time to write a best-selling book, buy an asset, market your product or change careers. Or you want to work on developing a better relationship with your spouse or children. Or you just want to learn how to truly trust God with your questions, concerns and anxieties. You can prayerfully identify your next focus your resources and energies there.
We need to be wise and strategic about how we spend our time, energy and other resources, including the space in our minds. When we focus on one major goal for the next few months, we raise our likelihood of getting it done and also increase our motivation to work on other future goals. And of course, many areas of our live would be positively affected too. So, what is your domino goal?
PS: You need to know about my workbook: Clarity for Goal-Setting. It contains 10 coaching questions and guiding notes that will help you to get clear so that you can set goals that please God and take you forward in any area of your life. It is free and exclusively available to members of The Lifeaholic community. You can sign up to join the community here.