Skooter reporting 05/25/12
You remember Robert Taft, once a rival of President Dwight Eisenhower during the Republican nomination for President? Well, most of you didn’t remember him, I guess. I made him as a model for this week’s food for thought.
After Dwight Eisenhower won the Republican nomination for President from Robert Taft in 1952, a reporter asked Taft about the disappointment that he surely must have felt in setting a goal and not reaching it. Taft admitted, “My great goal was to become President of the United States in 1953.” But then he added, “Instead, I became a senator from Ohio!”
In the end, Taft’s ambition was to be elected to a political office and to serve his nation as a representative of the people. And in that he did well. If he hadn’t run for an office, however, he would never have been elected to one!
That’s true for the success of any real goal in life, you’ve got to throw your hat into the ring and start following your goal, work for its accomplishment the best you know how, systematically brief yourself on the issues that are important, describe your stance and live true to it, and maintain a positive attitude even in the face of serious resistance.
You can’t cross the finish line if you never leave the starting blocks.
“…Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Habakkuk 2:2
Taken from God’s Little Devotional Book for Leaders