PIVAT Progress shows how consistent you have been this month in the things God has called you to do daily. PiVAT Progress is a visual representation of daily progress in the habits vital to your character and life goals. “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” John Dryden. (See PRISM Topic – Habits)
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle.
“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” Brian Tracy.
“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” - John C. Maxwell
Great quotes contain practical motivation, just be aware of the subtle tendency towards self-accomplishment.
Be sure to regularly remind yourself what true success is: not just hard work and habit, but hearing and obeying God’s voice, and walking in the ridiculously awesome plans He has for you.
History is full of those who developed and pursued habits for success but sacrificed it on the altar of misguided thinking. What really makes you successful, what you accomplish in life or doing what God tells you?
The rich fool had great habits – they filled his barns with riches, but he lost it all.
So how do you walk in truth, without chasing the wind?
1st - What is God telling you to do each day? 2nd - Do you?
PiVAT Progress helps you grow in faithfulness - the habits He wants you to form daily. Embarrassing at first, this tool becomes very encouraging as you grow in consistency!
Luke 16:10 – He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much… Proverbs 6:6-8 – Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
How to Fill Out PiVAT Progress
1. Ask God what habits He wants you pursuing every day.
2. Put Month and Year, at the top of the page, then fill in the dates of each weekday down the left column.
3. List each project God told you to do daily - one per column along the top row.
4. Then put a check mark in that column every day that you did that item.
We pray that you will ask God about taking these Five Steps to fulfill your purpose, use PiVAT Progress to track and encourage your faithfulness:
1. PiVAT before dinner– Get God's Plan for your Day 2. PRISM - Five things you can do daily in God's Word 3. Daily Call – Overcome Daily with your Testimony 4. 4C's - Learn to obey financially - it indicates your heart 3. PiVAT Small Group – Join a Team - provoke one another to love and obedience.
Should I use PiVAT Projects or PiVAT Progress?
They are for two very different things. PiVAT Projects is for projects with milestones and due dates. PiVAT Progress is for daily life disciplines. Occasionally a project will be listed on both… for example, a daily workout. It’s on PiVAT Progress because it’s a daily discipline, but it could also be on PiVAT Projects if it has time driven milestones. “Lose 10 pounds before your Class Reunion,” might include key milestone targets each month.