It Is All There, In Black-and-White

It is all there, in black-and-white.  He has revealed his purpose for your life.  Are you willing to fulfill it?  Is your chief goal each morning to glorify God and to enjoy him or to glorify and enjoy yourself, taking God as seriously as his services justify in your pursuit of happiness?  Regardless of our protestations to the contrary, God’s objective verdict answers us all with a resounding, No!

– Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 59

Visionary Decision Making

I call this “Visionary Decision Making” because it makes a direct connection between the here and now and a leader’s deepest aims and aspirations.  It applies to decision making everywhere, from the home to the highest corporate boardroom.  It goes beyond simple goal setting.  It denotes a meticulous consistency between daily decisions and your answers to the question: “What is your life ultimately about?”

– Haggai, Dr. John E, The Influential Leader: 12 Steps to Igniting Visionary Decision Making, copyright 2009, Harvest House Publishers: Eugene, Oregon, page 16-17