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We’ve all heard countless celebrities say, “follow your passion and never give up on your dreams.” The problem with that seemingly sound advice, it never works. In fact, it fails most people and they give up after failing.
I’m talking about passion, dreams, and why we should never start pursuing our passion. In this wide world of writing and desiring to get that book written, passion should be the least of our worries.
Why do we tell stories? I suppose it’s to fulfill some need to entertain or enlighten someone. Maybe it’s about broadening someone’s ideas or changing their ideas and belief system. But one thing is certain, as writers, our job is to tell stories.
Life is filled with adventure and romance. It has its ups and downs like a rollercoaster. But I often wonder, why do so many people write and yet not say anything that will change the course of someone’s life? Isn’t that the purpose of story–to change a life one word at a time?
When you think of the new year, what do you normally think? New years resolutions. We all try them, but when the rubber meets the road, we find ourselves giving up after a couple weeks.
In today’s episode, I want to unpack what it takes to write down our goals and how to see them come to fruition. I’m going to give you the exact template I use to write down my yearly goals and how I work to accomplish them by years end.
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We have a problem as humans. Each year we desire to set New Year Resolutions and two weeks later, we quit. There are so many ways we can track our goals. And seeing true accomplishment is easier than you think.
When we begin taking the time to follow through our goals, we can actually achieve them. But if we don’t, the likelihood of seeing them come to fruition lessens.
Today we’re talking about Goals, focus and a new year. All these have one thing in common, and it’s not a new year’s resolution. 2016 is coming to a close and it’s time for us to begin taking a hard look at our lives.
This in-depth look gives us an idea of where we’ve been and where we want to go. But the problem, most set resolutions and never accomplish them. In today’s episode, we’re taking a look at how to focus our goals for the new year and I have an awesome tool that will give you the head start you need to accomplish your goal setting.
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As a pastor, I’ve listened to plenty of people who shyly look away when I ask what they’re passionate about. They either don’t know, or they believe they’ll give the wrong answer. Why? People have a hard time identifying their passion.
We believe passion is self-focused or introspective and are afraid to identify it. But is it? If we identify our passion, that means we’ll have to do something with it. Most people have bought the lie, ‘I can’t do what I love.’
Writing is such a joy for me. I know it’s been two weeks since I’ve published a regular blog post. I’ve had a couple of podcast episodes. Maybe you’ve thought I have forgotten about you. Truth to tell, I have been insanely busy with family, the World Series, deadlines at the church and publishing a book. Did I mention publishing a book?
Writing books is something I get a lot of joy doing. In-fact, when I see my completed book, I know I have just finished something special. If you would like to get a copy of my new ebook, sign up on the top right of this webpage.
The J. B. Sisam Show is on a hiatus this week as I begin preparing new content for the show. So, I combed through my previous episodes and found one of the most popular ones. Also, when this episode aired, it was called CrossTalk Online Radio – It’s since been changed to The J. B. Sisam show. I hope you enjoy this listener favorite.
In this special encore episode #33 0f the J. B. Sisam Show, we are consistently reminded that one thing begins and another ends. Lies are something that takes away our success. So, why do we believe them?
These lies keep us from pursuing the destiny God has given us. If that’s the case, why do we believe them? In today’s episode, we dive into 5 lies we all believe from time to time that keep us from achieving the success God has destined for us.
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Everyone who has ever lived or died had a purpose to fulfill. Everyone has dreams of the future and regrets of the past. But it’s how we live our life that determines our purpose for tomorrow.
When I look or walk through a grave yard I see one thing; countless untold stories, unwritten books, unsung songs, new ideas that have never been formed, or adventures never taken. It breaks my heart when someone doesn’t live to the full potential that God has placed within their lives.
Everyone encounters fear at one point in their life, or another. But when it comes to writing, fear can hold you back from making a difference in someone’s life.
Writing gives us a chance to face our problems head on. That proverbial blank page, idea or desire to write, but not wanting to step into the unknown can be debilitating. There’s nothing wrong with fear. It’s neither good or bad. One thing for sure, we can harness it and succeed.