Do What You're Doing Now Before Doing What's Next

I meet a lot of young guys with a lot of big dreams.  I'm not against big dreams, but I am FOR them being more than just big dreams.  Dreaming is easy - you can even do it in your sleep.  Doing on the other hand… not so much.

For this reason, when I hear someone's big dreams, I often want to know what they're doing right now.  

Sometimes it's nothing.  Sometimes it is something seemingly (either by their understanding, or mine) small.  Regardless, I want to see a young guy do what he is doing now before what he's doing next.

Some examples:

  • So you have a church planting vision to be a multi-site church with video venue… but you have a core group of 9.  Let's start with what you're doing, before what you're doing next.
  • So you have great plans to have a huge family with lots of kids, but you're wife isn't feeling super loved and cared for in the present.  Let's start with what you're doing, before what you're doing next.
  • So you want to be a manager someday in the company you work for, or even branch out and start your own business, but you're not excelling or helping move the ball forward in your current role or place of employment.  Let's start with what you're doing, before what you're doing next.
  • So you have always wanted to lead a big event/outreach/ministry, etc - but what you're currently leading is floundering, not flourishing under your leadership.  Let's start with what you're doing, before what you're doing next.
  • So you had a great idea and now you're in the trenches of implementing it, but it's getting hard and you have another great idea.  Before moving on, finish what you're doing now, before moving on to what's next.


What are you currently do?  Do that and do that well before you begin doing what's next.

If you're not currently doing anything at all, I'm not super interested in what's next.