The people Bill and I’ve been privileged to watch succeed tend to have two characteristics; intensity and an unwillingness to quit. Our former mentor Greg, used to call such people unstoppables. Those called by God are driven by God. They demand everything from themselves. They show up everyday, in fact, every moment. They set the bar high. They invite input from coaches, mentors – everyone; in their quest to grow and improve. Everything they do is done to the best of their ability.
I asked one B4T worker on the trip in his six years overseas why he hasn’t yet gotten his business nor his ministry to the place where he wanted it to be. His reply was, “It seems God wants me to be learning rather doing right now. Maybe you might say that learning was what I really wanted to do, more than achieve.”
There’s a lot of talk in the missions world about our plans. We have to stop telling people what we are going to do, what we have not yet accomplished, and tell them instead what we have accomplished. Only in this way can we be accountable for our actions. I am not accountable for achievements I have not yet reached, but I am what I have accomplished.
What steps are you going to take today to achieve?