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As for your own mindset, get up each day with a hard hat and lunch pail mentality. That means getting up expecting to put in the time and effort necessary to build your destiny. Every day will be different. Some days the best thing you can do is take a break and rest your mind and body. Other days it will mean you get up early for a full day, plus however many hours it takes late into the night to finish the task. Learn to enjoy this kind of variety rather than getting bogged down in carrying out the perfect daily plan. No two days will be the same and that’s half the fun. Give yourself the gift of realistic expectations or you’ll hate the journey and never reach your destination. Stay flexible and resilient and there will come a tipping point when you’ve made enough progress that you know you’re going to make it. At that point you’ll shift from feeling like you’re always scrambling to make everything work, to feeling honored to see your project through to completion.

Rapid progress can be made when we leverage the resources we already possess and stay alert for the opportunities that arise. Perhaps an event in your calendar will get postponed and free up an afternoon for you. Perhaps a bill will end up being less than you first thought and you’ll have a bit of extra money to use for your venture. One thing you can count on is that God will send people across your path who will enthusiastically support you and offer to help. You’ll end up making connections you never could have anticipated, that will move you much closer to your goals much more quickly than you could have accomplished on your own. Stay mindful not to focus so intensely on the work at hand, that you miss these critical moments of Divine Assistance. Sending kindred spirits to us is part of how God makes His supernatural power manifest in our lives. When we do all we can to help ourselves, we can trust Him to take care of the rest. Part of how He does that is by sending us people who will do the things for us that we can’t do alone.

Work backwards from your ultimate goal and break it down into yearly, monthly, and daily goals. Breaking down the larger goals into those kinds of manageable steps ensures you’ll stay on course. You’ve already put in so much prep work you don’t need to labor over this particular point. Have fun challenging yourself with daily goals and learning what works for you.

Until next time, I’ll be praying for you to break out the hard hat, fill up the lunch pail, and have fun putting your plans into action!