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If the only thing that I can focus on is the conclusion of a matter, there’s a good chance that I haven’t devised a way to bring about change. John Wooden, renowned basketball coach who lectured about success, said, “Don’t mistake activity with achievement because there is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve. It is the fear of failure.” In life, we ultimately pursue, not conclusions, but beginnings. However, a conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.

What are your goals for today and how will you spend the day? Every day is an opportunity to do some good in this world. It’s a day of beginning and the conclusion. Today is an opportunity that’s been granted to us to put our own personal seal on it by proclaiming: “I have enhanced the lives of others in the land of the living” and this is my conclusion.

John Mason, a highly regarded international speaker, minister and best-selling author, asked the question: “Is more money, a higher position, or more influence your goal? These are not goals; they are the by-product of true goals.” The conclusion of the matter is reverence, love, serving God, and living your life according to the precepts laid down in the Bible.

Real goals are seeking not success, but truth, and then you will find both. Work to become, not acquire. You should measure wealth by the things you have which you would not exchange for money. So, how are you enhancing the lives of others?

Allow me to suggest that you reserve some time volunteering with an organization that is helping individuals who have needs, and this will be your conclusion of the matter. Finally, each morning, pray a simple prayer: Lord above all else help me to spend this day carrying out your will. The conclusion of the matter is to Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Chaplain Ghosten