Planning time and getting priorities right requires intentional action. One of the secrets of success is to identify the small steps that can be taken to move towards a desired goal. When faced with a myriad of choices and competing options, the first step is to sit back and be clear on the large and important goals that we want to achieve. Putting pen to paper or using electronic media to list our goals and the things that need to be done to achieve them, helps us to identify the small steps to be taken to gradually and purposefully walk to success. Two key questions are, “What is important?” and “What is the small step I can take to make progress?”. Having decided on the small step, we need to fully focus on the moment and do that one thing well, not worried about what lies ahead or behind us. The success we experience gives us the energy to take the bigger, harder steps.
God encourages us not to waste our energy worrying. Instead we are to trust that He provides for us just as He does for the “birds of the air”. Having trust that God walks with us as we take our small steps helps to give us calm focus and purpose.