From the closing verses of Proverbs 4, here are three simple steps to empower every successful endeavor.

1. Focus on where you want to go. 

Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. (Proverbs 4:25)

2. Develop a plan to get you there.

Mark out a straight path for your feet … (Proverbs 4:26)

3. Stay on track and keep your feet moving forward.

…stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil. (Proverbs 4:26-27)

Easy to outline; more difficult to do. But without these qualities — focus, strategy, persistence — no worthwhile goal can ever be accomplished.