There was a day in my life. I did not believe that I can succeed. I was told when I was a child and I would feel that everything that I sent out to do. My school counselor told me that I need to get a labor position because I would never be able to use my brain for success.
10 years later, he was calling all of the students in my class to see where they were successfully. When I shared with him what I had been doing, building TV stations, and traveling around the world, he accuse me of lying, and said I didn't need to lie. I learned at that time I didn't have to prove anything to any individual, but only God.
Our savior desires that we succeed for the purpose of leading people to the salvation knowledge of Jesus Christ. This lesson plan of today hopefully will walk you through the process of being successful. There's a Preparation The, we for us to walk in success. Take these five steps, and let's experienced the journey together.
“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”
Matthew 25:1-13 NKJV
1. Set clear goals
• Define your goals.
• Make sure they are
• Having a clear vision of what you want to achieve will guide your actions and keep you motivated.
“DELIGHT yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. COMMIT your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”
Psalms 37:4-5 NKJV
2. Develop a growth mindset:
• Your abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication and hard work.
• Emphasize learning from failures and see challenges as opportunities for growth.
• Growth mindset, you'll be more resilient and open to new possibilities.
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,”
Philippians 2:4-5 NKJV
3. Create a routine:
• Establishing a routine can provide structure and help you stay focused.
• Identify your most productive times of the day and allocate them for important tasks.
• Prioritize your activities, including time for self-care, and stick to your schedule as much as possible.
“He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
James 1:8 NKJV
4. Continuous learning:
• NEVER stop learning. Seek out opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills
⁃ formal education
⁃ online courses
⁃ reading books
⁃ attending workshops
• Embrace curiosity and stay updated in your field of interest.
“…. a man of knowledge increases strength;”
Proverbs 24:5 NKJV
5. Surround yourself with positive influences:
• Choose your company wisely. Surround yourself with supportive and like-minded individuals who inspire and motivate you.
• Network with professionals in your field
⁃ join communities or organizations
⁃ seek mentors who can guide you
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.”
Proverbs 13:20 NKJV
• Be patient and kind along the way.
“Keep striving, stay determined, and enjoy the journey!”