the what AND the how…


Every day in my work life, I ponder the what and the how of a business solution.  In the world of business analysis, these are two terms that are easily confused, and when it happens, it usually results in conflict.  I am allowed to tell the developers WHAT I want, I am not allowed to tell them exactly HOW to make it happen (although I usually try).  The WHAT is my concern, the HOW is somebody else’s problem.  In my personal life though, both of these are my concern.

We are creatures that moan very easily.  And constantly.  Have you noticed that complaining comes naturally, but giving thanks takes an effort?  Have you noticed that negativity just oozes out of us, positiveness takes an effort?  We complain about the things we do not have.  We complain about the things we do have.  We complain about our circumstances.  We complain about our finances.  We complain about our health.  And the list goes on into infinity…

We all know WHAT we want.  Every person can tell you WHAT he / she would like, what they are dreaming about, what they are wishing for.  But the HOW, that is a different story.  We don’t consider the HOW.  Most of us are waiting for our lives to change without us having to lift a finger.  Most of us expect different results while we are doing the same things in the same way as yesterday.  There is not much logic in that, is there?

Just yesterday I was talking to a young man who complained about long working hours and a small pay package.  He wanted a career in IT, but didn’t have time or money to study.  Guess what – he is never going to fulfill his dream with that mindset.  If you really want something, you have to move mountains to get it.  You have to get out of your comfort zone.  You have to sacrifice certain things.

Proverbs 4:26 – Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

Think for a while about where you are right now.  Think for a while where you would like to be.  Do you have the WHAT?  Do you know WHAT you want?  Now, start thinking on the HOW.

How are you going to get what you want?   How are you going to get what you need to get there?  How are you going to bring about the change you desire?

Think about it.  Pray about it.  Do it.

There is no other way.


If you are waiting for the universe to move and drop it in your lap, you are going to wait a loooooong time….




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