Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy
Welcome to Day 990 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Building a Successful Life – Wisdom Unplugged
Thank you for joining us for our five days per week wisdom and legacy building podcast. This is Day 990 of our trek, and it is time for a 3-minute mini-trek called Wisdom Unplugged. Thank you for joining me on this trek called life. This short nugget of wisdom includes an inspirational quote with a little bit of additional content for today’s trek. Consider this your vitamin supplement of wisdom for today. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget.
Today’s quote is from Guy Kawasaki, and it is, “Building a successful business is a marathon, not a sprint, but even a marathon begins with a few steps.”
Building a Successful Life
In order to be successful in any area of life – whether it be in business, family, ministry, or your personal life – you must understand that success is achieved with taking small incremental steps towards that success. You can never prepare for, or run in a marathon, without taking those first crucial steps. As in a marathon, you have to slowly and gradually prepare for each race by first walking and then running much shorter distances. Once you have achieved those small milestones, then you will add to that each week and month until you are able to reach the finish line of success.
If you push too hard at that beginning, you will never prepare properly to finish the race completely. With every decision that you make each day, if you make it wisely, you will lay a solid path from which you can advance. You are responsible for each decision that you make and the lessons that you learn as a result of those decisions.
While we can and should learn from our past, we must not dwell there, but continue on toward that finish line of success in that endeavor or season of life. Press on one step at a time. Make it a habit of making wise decisions which are based on the precepts that are found in God’s Word, and then you will achieve success in business, family, ministry, and indeed all areas of life. Realize, though, that as we achieve success in an area of life, or for a season of life, ultimately our race is not over until we cross that finish line to invest eternity with God.
Philippians 3:12-14 – I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
That’s a wrap for today’s Wisdom Unplugged quote. If you would like free access to my database of over 10,000 inspirational quotes, the link is available on the main page of Wisdom-Trek.com. As you enjoy these nuggets of wisdom, encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
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Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most importantly your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal each day.
As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for Wisdom Wednesday!