Where you start directly impacts where you end up. Whether it’s a business, a church, or a marriage, a strong starting point directly determines your trajectory all the way to the end.
Call it a mission, vision, strategy, or purpose; a strong starting point acts as a clear and solid anchor for your organization or team. When you drift from your starting point, you lose focus and ultimately find yourself far off course.Realignments or resets are often needed to get back in the right lane. Click To Tweet
In life as well as in business, it is easy to drift, to lose sight of that strong starting mission. Realignments or resets are often needed to get back in the right lane headed in the right direction. While it might seem easier in the moment to just quit, it’s always better to stop, do the hard work, and get back on course.
What is your starting point? Do you know where you’re headed? Do you have an end game in mind? Are you running the race of life with your eyes set on the goal?
Here are 4 questions to help you anchor your starting point.
1. Do you have clarity on success?
2. Are you saying no to the things that pull you off course?
3. Do you keep daily disciplines that remind you of your starting point and where you’re headed?
4. What (and who) do you have in place to do regular checkups?
For followers of Christ, the starting point and the ending point are the same: Jesus. Whatever else we may wish to accomplish, this must be the priority in our life, or we will be off course.A strong starting point acts as a clear and solid anchor for your organization or team. Click To Tweet
“Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2a).
Summer is a great time of year to stop and take a midyear assessment. Make sure you are anchored in your starting point, clear on your purpose and your mission for life and work.
What do you do to make sure you are clear on your starting point?