Seven wisdom keys for upcoming businesses – Part 3
Wisdom-key 4: Break Your Long Term Goals Into Daily, Weekly and Monthly Action-Plan
It will blow your mind, if you know how big God wants your business to be. God wants your business to outgrow you. He wants it be built to last.
“the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people” Dan.7: 27.
“The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation…”Is.60: 22 NIV.
Even though your vision is big, you need to break it down to a day-to-day action-plan. Don’t get so carried away by the fancy of your tomorrow that you miss the reality of today. Someone said: “Rome is not built in a day, but it’s built daily.”
The Journey of a thousand miles starts with a step; so one step counts. What you do daily determines the final outcome of your long-term goal. Thank God for long-term goals; they have great impact, but they don’t work until they’re broken into short-term goals. If you want to attain greatness in the marketplace, you must appreciate every small daily accomplishment of your goals. God has a great vision of creating the whole world. He continued to celebrate and appreciate His daily accomplishment.
“For it is: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there.”Is.28: 10 NIV.
Stop living so much in your tomorrow (long-term goal) that you’re losing your today. God wants to give you your desired big future, but He wants to give you bit-by-bit daily.
“The Lord your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little….” Deut.7: 22a NIV.
…”You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you”Deut.7: 22bNIV
God told them that He would not give them the whole Promise Land at once, but little by little for their own good. It is time to simplify your long-term goal, by breaking it into daily small term goals. I pray that even though your beginning is small, your latter end shall greatly increase (Jb.8: 7).
Wisdom-key 5: Don’t overload your new business.
Be careful not to put your entire livelihood on your new business, as it may not be able to pay all your personal bills. You have to be disciplined enough not to over-spend. You have to cut down your spending, as much as necessary. If a cow is over-milked, it will become lean and die with time. So is any business that is “over-milked”. Don’t expect too much from your new business within the first six months and give it room to grow and stabilise.
“During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him.” 1 Kings 3:19 NIV.
This story is about two harlots, who were friends and both had newborn babies. They both slept with their babies. One of them slept on her baby and woke up to find out that her baby died during the night. This is the picture of many upcoming businesses: Putting too much expense on a new business can kill it.
So many business owners are the ones killing their businesses without knowing it; just like that mother killed her baby. Self-control is a major requirement for any business owner that wants to succeed. Discipline is required, especially when you start making profit, but there’s a need to re-invest your initial profits. You have to be determined not to overload your business, despite the pressure of your increasing personal needs. You have to manage today well, in order to break forth into the tomorrow you’re looking forward to.
“..you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things…” Mat.25: 23 NKJV.
If you can’t manage your small beginning well, how can you manage the big future you’re expecting? Great companies of today are yesterday’s small enterprises that were well managed. Your upcoming business has a great future, but you must not take your “dinner” as “breakfast.” You must be disciplined enough to major on the major in the area of spending, and minor on the minor. I see the God of increase visiting your business with supernatural increase. I pray that though your beginning is small, your latter end shall greatly increase. (Jb.8: 7)
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… to be continued.
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