“It takes a leader to create the momentum, it takes a vision to direct the momentum, it takes a massive action to build on the momentum, and it takes self-discipline to sustain the momentum. Momentum is the bridge between a vision and its results.”- Farshad Asi
If I’ve learned anything in my time of living, it is that you can’t expect others to keep you motivated to do what is needed concerning your life. Neither can you expect others to give you the drive that is needed for you to get things done concerning your life. You have to find your own drive and it’s your responsibility to acquire the vision behind your purpose.
Finding your way becomes easier as you rely on God for direction. It would be naive and completely irresponsible of me to mislead you into thinking that every day is a leisure walk in the park, because it is not. I’ve suffered loss, been misunderstood, and ridiculed plenty; however, I wouldn’t trade my relationship with God for anything in this world.
As Farshad Asi has been quoted, “It takes a leader, vision, action, and self-discipline to see results.” All of these components are set into constant motion by the momentum acquired in conception. Being intentional in your daily connection with God will help to buffer your momentum.
Let’s take a look at these four nouns: leader, vision, action, and self-discipline.
A leader is more than a person that has charge over someone; it takes more to leading than simply telling someone what to do. A leader is one that has a vision and that knows how to serve the team. A leader knows how to direct, redirect, revise, and improvise as needed. A true leader understands sacrifice. (Mark 10: 42-45)
To have vision simply means you have the ability to see and use wisdom to map out the future. Proverbs 29:18 says, “for lack of vision the people perish.” Habbakuk 2:2-3 says, ” Write the vision that you see. Though the manifestation may be delayed, it shall come to pass.”
Action simply means your movement towards your aim. You can believe that your future will be great all day but if you are doing nothing to prepare for this great future you will have nothing but deflated faith. In James 2:14-26 we learn that “Faith without works is dead.”
Self-discipline. Now this is a tool for the books. Self-discipline is a factor that many are yet trying to conquer, even myself, at times. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 encourages us to “run the race to win; train hard and win.” In order to run this race of victory and truly win, we must remain vigilant and alert, we must be in top condition. It’s easy to tell everyone else what they should be doing but true mastery comes when we can check ourselves.
These four tools are important and key if we are to keep our momentum on this journey. Let’s add this to our self-check list. How are you leading yourself today? What is the vision that is set before you? What actions are you taking to get there? Are you disciplined enough to meet the goal?
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