“Christmas is here once again”, a friend remarked, “how time flies!” Yes, this time of the year seems to jolt our senses to the reality that we are slowly coming to the end of another time frame. In the midst of all the celebration, shopping, eating and drinking, exchange of gifts and complimentary cards, we are also reminded of goals set at the beginning of the year – some achieved others aborted; setbacks experienced, and lessons learnt.
In the light of this, I’ll like to share some thoughts on one of the most popular quotes of all time relevant to this season. Here we go:
- For God so loved and dearly prized the world…[PASSION]
What are you [obsessively] passionate about? What do you highly prize? An idea, the completion of a project, a service, a product, a mission, a value etc. Bill gates highly prized the idea of putting a computer in every home. Thomas Edison was obsessed with making electricity available to all. Martin Luther King Jr was passionate about social justice and equality.
2…that he even gave up His only begotten (unique) Son…[SACRIFICE]
What are you willing to give up to establish your idea, vision, project etc.?
Understand that passion triggers action.
3…so that whoever believes in (trust in, clings to, relies on) Him…[BENEFIT]
Who benefits from your service or product?
4…shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost)…[GAIN]
What does your product or service save your clients from? What will people miss out on, what loss will they experience if your product or service is not available to them?
5…but have eternal (everlasting) life…[VALUE]
What value do you add to people you serve? How does your product or service make your clients better? What is the life of your offer or value?
Reviewing your current life goals with these five elements (Passion, Sacrifice, Benefit, Gain, & Value) in mind will bring you closer to attaining them.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas as you reflect on the Reason for the season.