Pedometer: Motives That Matter by Jerry Vines

Health Care Plan for '95
Pedometer:.. . To Boldly Go
January 15, 1995
Opening illustration: (Attending the Nuggets game.) At half time they brought two
people to half court, blindfolded them and spun them around. Then the contestants had
to listen to the verbal commands of others, find the basket and make a shot. They
received $$ for each basket they made. Well it was hilarious to watch these people trying
to find there way around the court trying to make a basket. One guy was shooting it into
the audience and the crowd would roar and he thought he was doing just great. Never
once did either of the contestants accomplish the task, not once did they make a goal.
And I have a feeling some of us kind of lived 1994 like that. We were moving, spinning,
taking plenty of shots, but we lacked the orientation to really make our goal. We failed
to see our plans come to fruition in this past year and now 95 is here and we're starting to
put on the blindfold, we are getting spun in circles and heading into another season
hoping, but not really confident that we are going to make our goal this year.
Can you really believe its 1995? Many of us remember 1975 as if it were yesterday,
Almost all of us in here remember 1985, and now we shake our heads and say, 'You've
gotta' be kidding. Is it 1995 already. Where in the world did 1994 go? And that's really
a good question for all of us to ask - Where did our 1994 go? Do we know? Did we
accomplish what we wanted to accomplish? Did vi.--. -ur intondod s43'. Was
there a definite direction - a definite map that led you to your desired destiny? Did we
reach our intended destiny? And if we did, did we find that destination as attractive and
fulfilling as we had dreamed or anticipated?
We want to talk this morning about what we are planning to do with our life for this next
year. How can we "boldly go" into 1995? In order to "Boldly Go" into 1995 we need
to ask ourselves 3 questions: Where am I now? Where do I want ...


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