Are you needing a breakthrough in life? There are so many good things you can do and your ability to decide may be the determining factor in what you eventually accomplish. If you are like most people, you are overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time to do it in. Here’s an encouraging idea. Stop worrying about the outcome or the time required or what others might think. A biblical principle for succeeding in life is to first pray for direction and trust your “gut instincts” then launch out into the deep to achieve your goals.

Of course, making good sound decisions from the start impacts your success. Try not to procrastinate or let past experiences hold you back. Moving forward and choosing not to wait on a striking moment before starting a task could be the one thing that has the greatest positive impact on your life.

Did you know that success is determined by the habits we develop? So, if you have bad habits or make poor choices, you are less likely to be successful no matter what you seek to accomplish. On the other hand, setting priorities, overcoming procrastination, and getting on with the most important task first are all ways to achieve a healthy mindset to drive your success.

Exercise and vigorous physical activity, such as running, can cause the body to release endorphins. Endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain and trigger a positive feeling in your body, a condition known as “runner’s high.” It is accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life. Whenever you complete a planned task of great importance, the feeling of accomplishment is your “runner’s high.” It is the feeling of a breakthrough in life.

Every breakthrough requires mental and physical skills that are learned through practice and repetition so that they become permanent behaviors. Once something becomes a habit, it is automatic and easy to perform. I have discovered that when I complete a task of any size or importance, I get a surge of energy and feeling of accomplishment. It triggers the release of endorphins that give me a natural high. The rush that follows makes me feel more positive, personable, creative and confident. But not doing what I ought to do feels bad.

Success requires a sound decision, self-discipline, and planning. One without the other gives you a smaller window for succeeding so aim to do all three and breakthrough! And Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Chaplain Ghosten
chaplain@lhp.net