Today’s post is part 6 of a 10 part series, “10 Surrender Strategies”
Yesterday we focused on priorities. Today we continue on a similar path, that being execution. It is a tremendous task to plan your priorities but you can’t stop there. A wise man once said “the acquisition of truth is knowledge but the application of truth is insight.” What would you consider the primary difference of acquisition and application to be? You can say that exercising and eating right are important in your life just as easily as you can say that spending quality time with your spouse is a priority. Words without action and feelings without expression are meaningless.
With that in mind, do you have an execution strategy? Picture your priorities right this minute. Let’s stick with the exercise and diet scenario to define an appropriate execution plan. Think of prioritization as the planning and execution as the doing (and remember YOU CANNOT EXECUTE EVERY PLAN YOU COME UP WITH…THERE SIMPLY ARE NOT ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY!)
What and how will you execute? Will you set an early morning alarm? Will you place the alarm clock or cell phone on the other side of the room to remove the temptation to hit the snooze button? Will you keep a food journal throughout the day and indulge accordingly? How will you deal with temptations as they arise? Proper execution thinks ahead and creates margin. We are all human beings completely capable of failure. We don’t always stand our ground but it is easier to execute a strategy based on your priorities if you’ve thought ahead.
Surrender to everything by executing your 1 (or 2 or 3) thing(s)!