Last weekend, I listened to a powerful message that Dr. Samuel Chand shared a few years ago on the topic of making decisions. He theorized that if we were led more by our vision than our current budget, we would be more likely to reach our goals. While Dr. Chand’s thoughts were directed towards church planning, they made me ponder how this relates to our businesses and the way we prioritize short term development plans. Based on his teaching, I have summarized a few questions to consider in the prioritization process.
Question 1: Does this idea line up with the vision I have for my business?
While it may seem like a simple question, we can often be sidetracked from our strategic vision by the promise of fast cash or noteriety. If the idea is not in line with your long term vision, you are only going to take yourself off track. The fastest direction from point A to point B is straight… don’t take a detour!
Habakkuk 2:2 ..Write the vision And make it plain…
Question 2: Do you feel passionate about this idea?
If your heart is not into it, then don’t put your money into it either. You will lose interest and ultimately lose money that could be spent on an idea you actually care about.
Question 3: Does this idea maintain proper ethical and christian standards?
At all times, we have to hold up a proper standard. If we aren’t doing that, then we are setting ourselves up for failure. God will always reward His people for holding up a righteous standard.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6
These questions are the main ones that came to mind for me… What other questions do you consider when considering fresh ideas for your business?