ReThink – ReShape – ReWrite

I’ve spent most of the day developing and writing a key strategy document for a ministry that’s really close to my heart: young people! As I did, I realised this year will be decisive and big. We indeed have opportunities to create the change we want to see, consolidate on current grounds and gain new ones. But that’s not why I’m blogging tonight; goals… that’s what I want to share briefly. While writing the document, I felt a sudden urge to revisit my personal goals for 2012 (Oh by the way, have you written yours? Don’t delay; get your pen and paper, laptop, iPhone or iPad and get to work. Shape your future today. And when you’re done, print it out. Make it your visual aid)

Yes, my goals… as I re-read them for what felt like the 20th time, I knew something was missing. It wasn’t long before I saw what it was: risk! Some of my goals lacked a typical risk level that has become part of me. So I got back to work; rethinking, reshaping and rewriting them, pushing myself really hard you’d think one person couldn’t possibly achieve all this in 12 months.

What risk are you willing to take this year? How much are you ready to push yourself? If you refuse to push yourself out of your comfort zone, the best you can expect is your comfort zone. But if you (like me) are hungry for inspiring and leading change, then you must burst out of your place of comfort and stretch yourself. What have you got to lose!!!

So my good friend, as you get on that goal-setting exercise, I challenge you to do what I did yesterday; speak to 2012 and be assured you are sorted too and your hard work will be rewarded.
See you at the top!

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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