Mission First, Obstacles Second

TombI love the commitment of the women in the Easter Story.  Early in the morning, they headed out to prepare Jesus’ body for burial.  They didn’t even wonder how they would roll away the stone. They just went, with a mission in mind.

What if they had decided that the stone would have been too difficult of an obstacle?  Might they have decided not to go at all?

It’s important to keep the mission first and let the obstacles work themselves out as you are striving toward the goal.

You can read about the difference between an obstacle and a problem here.

Putting the mission first helps keep your motivation even when things don’t seem to be going your way.

There will always be a mountain you must climb – in fact, if you don’t have a mountain ahead of you, you may not be getting anywhere at all.  Momentum doesn’t come only when things are going well – momentum often comes as you have discovered that you were able to accomplish the goal in spite of the setbacks!  Read Six Ways To Increase Momentum In Your Organization.

What do you need to accomplish today?  Focus on the mission and as you stay focused, you will find a way to overcome obstacles.

Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Proverbs 4:25

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