Did you know your past success could be making you complacent in your current season?
It’s important to know where you have been and look back and celebrate the wins you have had. But we can’t live and rely on past success. It’s easy to get comfortable and compare our lives with others. If we feel like we’re ahead, it’s easy to convince ourselves to kick back and just relax. This means going on auto-pilot which keeps us from going to new levels.
Do you want to stay where you are or do you want to go higher? This isn’t about striving. It’s about continual movement forward. The worst thing we could do is stop growing. When we stop growing, we begin to coast. You were created to do more than you could think, ask, or imagine. God wants to use you beyond your capabilities! And He can only use us when we are willing and moving forward!
In this article from Forbes, it explains how your past success can become an obstacle to future success — “Building a culture that is comfortable with — even aggressive about — innovation, risk, and change, means that everyone needs to embrace the process of continuous learning, unlearning, and relearning that is essential to personal and organizational success.”
I don’t know what you have done in your lifetime, but I imagine you’ve accomplished more than you even realize and take credit for. But can I tell you something? There is more. Glory to glory. New levels. New heights. Don’t stop short of grabbing hold of every blessing God wants to give you within your lifetime.
In Hebrews 11:39 we read through the hall of faith with heroes who accomplished so many things through faith, yet it says they still didn’t receive all that was promised to them.
“These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised”
Do you want all that God has for you to happen within your lifetime?
Here is a practical guide + challenge in closing to help you:
- Create a plan of action for success. This could look like daily leadership podcasts, learning something new, surrounding yourself with wise mentors and leaders who can pour into your life
Take time to celebrate the wins, but then don’t stay there. Every time you finish a project. Rest, then get back to creating! Brainstorm new ideas and things you’ve never done! Think outside of the box!
Say yes to things that stretch you and push you outside your comfort zone
Click here to read the last part of the Enemies of Growth series “Distractions”.
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