A couple of weeks ago a co-worker asked me about my ten-year plan. He started out asking about my goal setting process. The conversation moved into long-range plans, and the idea that everyone should have a ten-year plan.
“If you don’t have a plan, how will you know when you’re done?”
While I agree with that statement, I must admit I’ve never had a long-range plan, yet my life has turned out pretty well. God has done a good job with my failures and turned them into success. As we talked, I realized that I do have one plan.
One, single, simple goal. And I know, from experience, that if I achieve that one, single, simple goal, everything else – EVERYTHING ELSE – falls into place. And that one goal is to spend 20 minutes a day reading the Bible, and 10 minutes meditating and praying over what I’ve read. When I do that, life is one continuous mountaintop experience. And when I don’t, life is a struggle.
So here’s my ten-year plan:
If I successfully read my Bible 20 minutes a day, and meditate/pray 10 minutes a day, a the end of 10 years, that will be 3650 days. We’ll see where I am after that.