Why you have to write down your goals

Taking Manhood Back

Why you have to write down your goals

Ted Leonsis is a prominent man who made his fortune at AOL. He is a very accomplished guy, but let me tell you how he got there. It was a near death experience that put him on the offensive.

In 1983, 25 year old Ted was on an airplane that lost the ablility to use its wing flaps and landing gear. As flight attendants prepared the cabin for a crash landing, Ted promised that if he didn’t die, he’d play offense for the rest of his life. He made good his promise writing down a list of 101 goals. To date, he has checked 74 of his audacious goals. Here are some:

– create the world’s largest media company
– own a jet
– give 1 million dollars to Georgetown university
– Start a family foundation
– Own a sports franchise
– Produce a tv show
– Hold elective office
– Have a net worth of 100 million dollars after taxes.

Habakkuk 2:2 (The Message)

2-3And then God answered: “Write this.  Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!  And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.