Thursday, January 18, 2018


Every worthwhile goal is not a sprint, it's a marathon! And during every marathon you're going to hit your wall... hit those moments when the emotional motivation is gone, the mundane process has set in, and the finish line seems way too far away. In that moment everything inside of you is attempting to persuade you to give up and throw the towel in. BUT DON'T GIVE UP!!! You're simply hitting your wall that's trying to keep you from great great GREAT things. In that moment make whatever adjustment you need to make in order to keep pressing on... walk out the next mile, listen to a 15 minute motivational speech on YouTube, listen to your favorite songs that activate your inner drive, read inspirational quotes, get a friend to partner up with you for a few days... make whatever small adjustment(s) you need to make that keeps you pressing on. BUT DON'T GIVE UP!! You may feel like you're standing on the verge of a breakdown, but in reality you're standing on the verge of a BREAKTHROUGH! Every goal setter and dream pursuer hits a wall. If you give up in that moment then you will never achieve the goal or dream you're striving after. But, if instead of giving up, you make a few adjustments and keep pressing on you will experience a breakthrough that will cause amazing character growth that will propel you through this wall, and prepare you for your next wall, and that will grow you more to propel you through the wall after that, and so on, and so on until you not only achieve your goals and dreams, but more importantly, the process of breaking through wall after wall will actually build an UNCONQUERABLE CHARACTER that is conditioned to achieve your next goal and achieve your next dream, and then the next goal & next dream, and then the next goal & next dream. In fact, your ENTIRE LIFE lies on the other side of the wall standing right in front of you. DON'T GIVE UP! PRESS ON!!

And maybe without even noticing, in each decision to press on, you didn't even realize that you were learning the life-changing and life-producing God-created quality of self discipline... and your life will never be lukewarm or mediocre again.

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:12-14