If you're not reading or feeding your mind and spirit - if you're not crafting the next BIG idea, you're dying.
Strategic growth plans, visions, new ideas for business, family, ministry - whatever - must be cultivated. You have to water, feed, and nurture your intellectual and "faith" capital or it dies.
Fear, uncertainty, media, employees, family - there are so many distractions and fear-ridden narratives vying for our attention. Shut out the noise and feed your spirit.
I start with Scripture. Here are a few to cultivate your vision and the "grounds" of your faith: 1.Ecc. 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything. 2. Jer. 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 3 .1 Chr. 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed and enlarge my borders, and that Thine hand might be with me and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!” And God granted him that which he requested.
These are just a few Scriptures that I frequent.
Finally, feed your intellect and vision. A go-to resource and oracle for me is none other than Dr. Dennis Kimbro! I have read his books in the past, "Think And Grow Rich: A Black Choice with Napoleon Hill", "What Keeps Me Standing", "The Wealth Choice" (reading now) and "What Makes The Great Great".