Posts in Legacy Goal Setting
Finding Your Big Why- The motivation behind everything you do

So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the whole “big why” extravaganza.

Do you know what I’m talking about?

Your “big why” is your motivation behind everything.  The thing that keeps you going when things suck.  The thing that punches you in the gut and kicks you in the butt when you want to give up.  

It’s something uniquely yours and once you figure it out?  No one can ever “unfigure” it out of you. 

I figured it was time to let you guys in on MY big why.  The REAL reason why I organize other people’s stuff for a living.  

In a nutshell? 

I think home and family are the most important things on Earth.  

I mean, yeah, I think organizing is fun.  And yeah, it comes naturally to me. The thing is?  Those two things aren’t enough. 

You see, I wanted to do this whole professional organizer thing WAY before I actually started doing it.  I kept hitting roadblocks though.

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4 Legacy Lessons from Billy and Ruth Graham
"My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world." Billy Graham

Billy Graham is home.

Can you imagine him seeing Jesus face to face that first time?

When I think of the ministry of Billy Graham, I immediately think of his wife, Ruth, too.

I am overwhelmed by their legacy. The impact they have had on the kingdom will never be known this side of heaven.

But legacies like theirs don't happen by accident. They are intentional. 

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The Goal-Setting Tip that Changed My Life

Time is a precious commodity. 

And, regardless of your life station, time is the great equalizer. 

Whether you’re a billionaire or a college kid scraping to get by, we all have the same number of hours, minutes, and seconds of a day. 

When we waste time, we can never get it back. 

When you really think about it, time is our most precious commodity. 

There are a plethora of resources available to help plan your day. Some even go so far as to help you set goals.  So what’s missing? 

We’re missing the forest for the trees. We’ve got it all backward. We seem to focus on so heavily on our day that we miss our lives.

While it’s great to have goals and plans, we have to be cautious. 

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.  What is your life?  For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  Instead, you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.’” James 4:13-15

We can have the best-laid plans, but ultimately God decides.

Am I advocating we plan nothing? Of course not. I just think we need a different approach.

So what is the goal-setting tip that changed my life?

Creating legacy goals

Rather than planning my day and setting a few arbitrary goals, I spent time figuring out what really matters to me.

We’ve been doing it backwards…. planning our day, reaching a short term goal, and maybe reaching a long term goal. And if we really thought about it, we’d realize what we’ve been doing doesn’t even matter in the grander scheme of life.

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