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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
Henry David Thoreau was an American author in the 1800’s. He had a deeper understanding than most people about the importance of goals. He saw behind the results of goals to the reasons of goals. Often in our culture, we focus solely on reaching our goals instead of looking at what we become.
Personally, I’ve fallen into that trap of working hard to make more money. It has only been in the last few years that I have begun to focus on “being” the right person instead of just “doing” the right thing.
As I focus on being the kind of person that I believe the Lord wants me to be, the doing part seems to fall into place. Maybe that’s what the Lord meant when he said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God…and all these things will be added to you.” (Matt 6:33)