Succeed by Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize!
Keep your eyes on the prize. That is what I’ve been telling myself whenever my schedule becomes very busy and I seem to have more to accomplish than hours in the day to successfully complete all the tasks on my action list! (Such has been the situation over the past week since I last posted — sorry about the absence, but other priorities demanded my time).
One of my most recent major accomplishments and realized dreams, as some may recall who have been following my blog for awhile, was successfully completing my doctoral journey after 7 1/2 years. I completed my defense of my dissertation on June 26th–just about four months ago–and officially became Dr. Karen Lee Banks! Then just last Wednesday (10-18-17), my hubby walked through the door after work with the mail…and THIS had arrived!
I was QUITE ecstatic, as holding the diploma in my hands made the accomplishment seem much more real and brought closure to the journey… yet also the beginning of a new one!
And I do plan to move forward with my eyes on the prize and the rewards of meeting goals and seeing my dreams come to fruition in many other areas of my life!
Here’s your inspiration for today!
“We all have times in life when we feel like giving up…
God gave many men and women in the Bible difficult tasks to perform, but He always promised a reward.
Looking to the reward helps us to endure the difficulty.
I encourage you not to look merely at your work, but look also at the promise of reward.
Take time to enjoy the fruit of your labor, and be energized to finish your course.
It will also build confidence as you realize that you are worth enjoying the reward of your labors, and it is indeed God’s will for you.”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
I am so thankful that God, and those people He has placed in my life to be encouragers and supporters, have helped me to NOT give up on my various dreams!
I can’t even tell you how many times I felt like giving up during my 7 1/2-year doctoral journey, for various reasons (including deaths in the family, such as my Mom to cancer and my brother-in-law to suicide).
I will continue to keep my eyes on the prize for other dreams and plans I have, and enjoy the rewards when I achieve my goals.
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Do you find it easy to keep your eyes on the prize and rewards ahead of you?
Are you still pursuing your dreams?