More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. (Billy Sunday, 19th-20th century American evangelist)

People sometimes feel their lack of achievement is because they don’t have any special aptitude. We see others making advances with their sports, music, or intellectual gifts, and we think we just don’t have similar abilities. The real reason for our lack of accomplishment, however, may simply be that we haven’t yet set any goals for our lives.

So we make it our goal to please [the Lord] (2 Corinthians 5:9).