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Make It Happen

This is a follow up post to my thoughts on questions to ask yourself about being successful. If you missed it, click here to read about it.

One key element to our success is execution on the ideas we have. An idea, is just an idea unless we execute. Have you ever wondered how to go from just thinking about your ideas to implementing them? Scott Belsky of the Behance Network has authored a book entitled: Making Ideas Happen. In it he gives practical advice of how to action steps to accomplish your goals. I’ve uploaded an excerpt of the book in today’s post. Also for more information about the Scott or the Behance Network visit The 99 Percent by clicking here.

Making Ideas Happen


Making Ideas Happen In 2011

Today’s post is a re-post (somewhat) from this past summer. I’ve given a considerable amount of thought to what I should write about on the last day of 2010. Aside from a list I created, I thought I would share a resource with you.

If you’re like me, I’ve struggled to get ideas off the ground. The feeling of defeat can be very overwhelming if you allow it to get the best of you. It’s important to learn from your mistakes. Re-work your plan. Improve. Get it done.

More ideas will come to me and you next year. How those ideas turn into reality is up to you and I. What will be a tragedy (again) is if we don’t do something with those ideas.  Let’s make them a reality……

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Two Essential Ingredients For Your Ideas

So you have an idea that you want to see work? I too have had them. Some worked, and others didn’t! As I grow in Christ I’m discovering more and more that our faith MUST be tied with work.

Yes, casting vision is key. Building a team, not possible without them. Resources, gotta have it. However,  as we proceed to accomplish our God-given goals in life, let’s make sure we have the two most essential elements: FAITH and WORK.

The scripture in the Amplified Version gives it us (the believers) as plain as day. James 3:17-26

17 So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).18 But someone will say [to you then], You [say you] have faith, and I have [good] works. Now you show me your [alleged] faith apart from any [good] works [if you can], and I by [good] works [of obedience] will show you my faith.19 You believe that God is one; you do well. So do the demons believe and shudder [in terror and horror such as make a man’s hair stand on end and contract the surface of his skin]!20 Are you willing to be shown [proof], you foolish (unproductive, spiritually deficient) fellow, that faith apart from [good] works is inactive and ineffective and worthless?21 Was not our forefather Abraham [shown to be] justified (made acceptable to God) by [his] works when he brought to the altar as an offering his [own] son Isaac? 22 You see that [his] faith was cooperating with his works, and [his] faith was completed and reached its supreme expression [when he implemented it] by [good] works.23 And [so] the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) God, and this was accounted to him as righteousness (as conformity to God’s will in thought and deed), and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a man is justified (pronounced righteous before God) through what he does and not alone through faith [through works of obedience as well as by what he believes].25 So also with Rahab the harlot–was she not shown to be justified (pronounced righteous before God) by [good] deeds when she took in the scouts (spies) and sent them away by a different route? 26 For as the human body apart from the spirit is lifeless, so faith apart from [its] works of obedience is also dead.


Something Is Brewing

There comes a time when we all have to make decisions. Sometimes making difficult decisions aren’t welcomed because of the way it makes our flesh feel. Face it – we don’t like to be uncomfortable.

Have you ever thought the reason why you feel as passionately-discomforted (if that’s a word) is because you were placed here on earth to be the solution?  Hmmn……interesting isn’t it?

Have you ever watched television or read something about a problem and you said to yourself “somebody needs to do something about this”? I know I have.

How long will we continue to think these thoughts without any action steps towards bringing about the change we desire to see?

As I continue to seek God about Image Church and exactly what His plans are concerning the ministry I’ve been thinking about a lot of stuff.

Possible ideas and solutions that help move people along further, faster towards their goals.

I’ve pitched a few of them to some people with very little traction. I’m close to making a final decision whether to advance some of these ideas or shut up about them. We’ll see what happens!

All I know is that something is brewing, that I can’t contain. Gotta be relevant to the picture right? Of course.

What’s brewing in your heart?


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