4 qualities of a great plan

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4 qualities of a great plan

  1. 1. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan The Living Room
  2. 2. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan • 5 percent of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after one week. The Living Room
  3. 3. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan • 5 percent of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after one week. • 60 percent of people abandon them within six months. (The average person makes the same New Year’s resolution ten separate times without success.) The Living Room
  4. 4. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan • Only 5 percent of those who lose weight on a diet keep it off; 95% regain it. A significant percentage gain back more than they originally lost. The Living Room
  5. 5. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan • Only 5 percent of those who lose weight on a diet keep it off; 95% regain it. A significant percentage gain back more than they originally lost. • Even after a heart attack, only 14 percent of patients makes any lasting changes around eating or exercise. The Living Room
  6. 6. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Living Room
  7. 7. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 The Lord let King Jehoiakim of Judah fall into his power, as well as some of the vessels of the house of God. These he brought to the land of Shinar, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his gods. The Living Room
  8. 8. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan Then the king commanded his palace master Ashpenaz to bring some of the Israelites of the royal family and of the nobility, 4 young men without physical defect and handsome, versed in every branch of wisdom, endowed with knowledge and insight, and competent to serve in the king’s palace; they were to be taught the literature and language of the Chaldeans. The Living Room
  9. 9. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 5 The king assigned them a daily portion of the royal rations of food and wine. They were to be educated for three years, so that at the end of that time they could be stationed in the king’s court. 6 Among them were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, from the tribe of Judah. The Living Room
  10. 10. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 7 The palace master gave them other names: Daniel he called Belteshazzar, Hananiah he called Shadrach, Mishael he called Meshach, and Azariah he called Abednego. The Living Room
  11. 11. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 8 But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the royal rations of food and wine; so he asked the palace master to allow him not to defile himself. 9 Now God allowed Daniel to receive favour and compassion from the palace master. The Living Room
  12. 12. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 10 The palace master said to Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king; he has appointed your food and your drink. If he should see you in poorer condition than the other young men of your own age, you would endanger my head with the king.” The Living Room
  13. 13. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 11 Then Daniel asked the guard whom the palace master had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:12 “Please test your servants for ten days. Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 You can then compare our appearance with the appearance of the young men who eat the royal rations, and deal with your servants according to what you observe.” The Living Room
  14. 14. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 14 So he agreed to this proposal and tested them for ten days. 15 At the end of ten days it was observed that they appeared better and fatter than all the young men who had been eating the royal rations. 16 So the guard continued to withdraw their royal rations and the wine they were to drink, and gave them vegetables. The Living Room
  15. 15. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and skill in every aspect of literature and wisdom; Daniel also had insight into all visions and dreams. Daniel 1:1-17 The Living Room
  16. 16. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan “Please test your servants for ten days. Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 You can then compare our appearance with the appearance of the young men who eat the royal rations, and deal with your servants according to what you observe.” Daniel 1:12, 13 The Living Room
  17. 17. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 1. Simple to Understand. The Living Room
  18. 18. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan Simple to Understand. 2. Timed for Review 1. The Living Room
  19. 19. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan Simple to Understand. 2. Timed for Review 1. • • • • Did it achieve the goal? What worked? What didn’t? What needs changing in the plan? The Living Room
  20. 20. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan Simple to Understand. 2. Timed for Review 3. Aimed at a Deep Value 1. The Living Room
  21. 21. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 3. Aimed at a Deep Value The We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. Living Room Winston Churchill
  22. 22. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 3. Aimed at a Deep Value While I was trying to understand why some marketing worked and some didn’t, I had tripped over something vastly more profound. I discovered why people do what they do. It was then that I realized what was the real cause of my stress. The Living Room
  23. 23. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 3. Aimed at a Deep Value The problem wasn’t that I didn’t know what to do or how to do it, the problem was I had forgotten WHY. I had gone through what I now know is a split, and I needed to rediscover my WHY. Simon Sinek The Living Room
  24. 24. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 4. Negotiated with Key Others The Living Room
  25. 25. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan 4. Negotiated with Key Others Now God allowed Daniel to receive favour and compassion from the palace master. Daniel 1:9 Kindness - especially as extended to the lowly, needy and miserable Tender love - a compassion, brotherly feeling, of those born The Living womb from same Room
  26. 26. The 4 Qualities of a Great Plan Simple to Understand. 2. Timed for Review 3. Aimed at a Deep Value 4. Negotiated with Key Others 1. The Living Room

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