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By Daniel Francis

As I have mentioned before on a few occasions, I am a Leadership Development coach. I was indoctrinated by my parents who are both coaches through their company ReBit Limited.

When I was first introduced to this world of personal and leadership development, there was this constant talk of success through goal achievement. I thought I understood how to plan and execute my goals until I went through their training.

One of the definitions for success that I learned, and we use in the business is the following statement: “Success is the progressive realisation of worthwhile predetermined personal goals.”

I want to zero in on the word “realisation” in the definition because for this article I believe it carries a lot of weight.

Realisation speaks to the achievement of the goal. We often set goals and we never see them to completion. I have found through my work one of the biggest factors that affects someone’s ability to achieve their goal is the initial belief that they can do what they are setting out to do.

Believe me when I say you have already lost if you set a goal and in the back of your head you do not believe you will achieve it.

On one end, it speaks to your doubt in your ability to take on the task and on the other end, it’s a lack of faith in God to guide you through even if you do not know how you will do it.

There is a limitless well of resources that can spring forth when God is involved in our goals. It only takes three things to potentially tap into that well.

First, we must create a clear and concise plan or goal. Second, we must be willing to put in the necessary effort to get all the tasks that come with achieving our goals. Lastly, we must trust that God will handle all the unseen portions that we are not in control of.

However, if we start our goal already believing that we can’t achieve it, then there is little hope that the goal will be achieved.

If the lack of belief comes from the size of your goal, you have the option to scale it down, but I would urge you to adjust your mindset. Some of the greatest innovations came from goals that were seen as too big.

That’s why we can have phone conversations with someone hundreds of miles away or we can move from point A to B with the use of vehicles. The individuals who set the goals may have initially been terrified by the magnitude of their goals. They may have also not had the full picture of how they would bring this goal to fruition, but they did not let that stop them from believing in themselves, putting in the work, and leaving the rest up to the powers that be.

I think especially with my generation there is this loss in the belief that God will carry us through. We look only at what we can do but we don’t see that when we add God in the mix our results can be multiplied exponentially.

The problem is that the multiplication only comes from first believing in ourselves and Him.

This is a call to action to nurture more belief in yourself and to include God more closely in your goals. When doubt creeps in or you feel yourself losing faith call on God to strengthen your resolve. He has a special calling for us all and we jeopardise that calling by short-changing our goals.

Grow accustomed to being goal-focused on faith and there’s nothing you can’t achieve.


Daniel Francis is a millennial helping other millennials. He is a two-time author of the books The Millennial Mind and The Millennial Experience, and an entrepreneur. Over the past four years, he has served as a Personal Development Coach whose work targets Millennials and helps them tap into their full potential. He is also a Self-publishing coach and has guided hundreds on self-publishing their book successfully.


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