by Myles Munroe
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"Another reason people aren’t specific about their visions is that they’re caught in a trap of wishful thinking. Their dreaming doesn’t go beyond vague ideas of what they would like to do “someday.” Yet dreaming is only the beginning of vision. We should have wills rather than mere wishes. In other words, instead of wishing that things would get better, we must make concrete resolutions. We have to say, “Things must get better, and here, specifically, is what I’m going to do about it.
Many people’s visions never take specific shape because they can’t make up their minds what they want to do in life. The only decision they make is not to decide. Prolonged indecisiveness is a vision-killer, and it also drains the joy out of life. I’ve noticed that the most miserable people in the world are those who can never make a decision. The Bible expresses their situation well: “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8 kjv, emphasis added). Indecisiveness carries over into all areas of life. A person who is indecisive is unsettled; he’s on shaky ground."
Sometimes, we know what we should be doing, but we’re hesitant to take that first step. We always intend to do it, but we never do. Instead, we make excuses, such as “When my life gets less complicated,” “When I feel more confident,” or “After I pray about it more.”
They’re always beginning something, but they never finish anything. For example, they have books they’ve never finished, yet they keep starting new ones. Nothing in the world feels as good as reading through to the last page of a book because then you know that that book is in you and no one can take it away from you. Everything you leave unfinished will discourage you from completing other projects. The unfinished has a way of haunting your life."
A common reason people aren’t specific about their visions is that they’re trying to do too much. Their problem isn’t that they’re hesitant about getting started, but that they’re running around attempting too many things. Even though they are constantly constructing something, they’re actually building nothing at all because they never complete anything.
Why does this happen? Because most people make the mistake of believing that the main goal in life is to stay busy. Yet this way of thinking is a trap. Busyness does not necessarily equal progress.
For example, if you think you have had a string of bad luck in life or that you are an unlucky person, you will probably not make the effort necessary to make your vision succeed. You may think, “Why bother?” This type of reasoning can undermine your entire life, destroying your desire to achieve your goals. You must realize that you are not defined by your past or confined by external factors."
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