“A dream fulfilled is a tree of life” (Prov 13:12 NLT)
Today is a great day to get started on pursuing a dream. My latest e-book, Pursue Your Dream, will help you get started.
No More New Year’s Resolutions
What was your 2014 New Year’s resolution? Did you achieve it? Pursuing your dream is not the same as making a New Year’s resolution.
In fact, did you know that 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions but only 8% are successful in achieving their resolutions?[i]
I’m sure they had good intentions, but intentions without sustained action lead to failed resolutions.
Last New Year’s Day,
- seven of the top ten New Year’s resolutions were self-improvement or fulfillment goals.
- two were relational goals.
- only one was a goal related to helping others.
According to this same site,
- younger people are more likely to achieve their resolutions than older people.
- for those who set resolutions, over 50% don’t maintain them past six months.
Let me share with you three reasons I believe many people fail to maintain their resolutions:
- No Purpose. Seventy percent of resolutions are typically focused on self, instead of being connected to a higher purpose. Without a connection to purpose, you will lose motivation to maintain your resolutions.
- No focus. Let’s face it! Everybody is super busy. After the thrill of the January 1 resolution wears off, everyday super busy lives kick in and present all kinds of distractions. Without focus, you will lose sight of your resolution
- No Plan. Many people vow, commit, proclaim, confess, and resolve to maintain resolutions such as losing weight, getting organized, spending less money, or staying fit. They start off with lots of energy and vigor. Yet those who fail to achieve their goals, most likely failed to develop a plan to maintain their resolutions. Without a plan, you will lose track of your resolution.
Search Your Heart
This year, instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, try searching your heart for the desire or dream that God has placed in you and determine to pursue that.
You’ll have more success pursuing what God has placed in your heart than making resolutions on a whim or setting fleeting goals.
This year instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, let me show you how to pursue a God-given dream.
Join the 31-Day Pursuit
Starting today and for the next 30 days, I invite you to read my new e-book “Pursue Your Dream” along with me to clarify and activate your dream. Each day I will tweet an inspirational message and a step or guideline for pursuing your dream directly from my book.
Here’s what you’ll need to do in order to join me and to end the month with a written plan for dream fulfillment.
1. Purchase a copy of Pursue Your Dream. It’s available on Amazon.com. And it’s free to
Kindle Unlimited subscribers. If you don’t have a Kindle Reader, you can download the Kindle app for free on your phone, tablet or desktop. I’ve kept the book affordable and accessible in order to help more people.
2. Follow me on Twitter @JeannePKing or Facebook to receive daily tweets/messages. And by all means, re-tweet them with your followers! I’ll use the hashtag #PursueYourDream so you can search for the tweets
3. Get a notebook and/or journal to capture your ideas and plans. I’ll provide e-book locations for specific activities or reflections.
4. Make a commitment to prayerfully develop your dream plan! Prayer is how you sync with the Spirit to bring your dream to life. I will include a daily prayer to keep you connected.
In Pursue Your Dream I will,
- Help you clarify your dream (the desire you’ve had but haven’t been able to bring to life).
- Help you get in sync with the Spirit when it comes to the desires of your heart.
- Help you recognize the roadblocks that threaten to block your dream fulfillment.
- Give you actions to maintain focus on your dream fulfillment.
- Help you develop strategic plan for your dream fulfillment.
Allow me to help you move from mere dreamer to a dream fulfiller. The first is a person who has a dream but never acts on it or is unable to bring it into fruition; the second acts on the dream. One bears the fruit of frustration while the other bears the fruit of fulfillment. Which one will you be this year?
Make today the first day of your dream pursuit. Let’s get started together.
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