Prominent Pastor & New York Times Best-selling Author Mark Batterson Introduces Readers to His Life-Changing,
Daily Habits to Help People Stress Less & Accomplish More "Win the Day" Provides a Fresh Start and Challenge for the New Year! Why do 75% of New Year’s resolutions fail within the first month?
Prominent D.C. pastor Mark Batterson says it’s because we can’t even see the finish line when we think in one-year timelines. He says we would gain a lot more ground if we focused on the right daily habits rather than yearly goals.
In Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More
(a Multnomah hardcover; 12/29/20),
he now shares publicly—for the first time—his life-transforming habits which have helped him persevere through obstacles, solve problems and stay focused on his God-given assignments. Batterson, who is regularly asked to inspire professional athletes, business and government leaders, explores these proven habits:
1) Flip the Script:
Bury your past and change your signature story
2) Kiss the Wave:
The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way3) Eat the Frog:
If you want God to do the super, you've got to do the natural
“What’s the one thing you least like to do, but you feel best about it afterwards. That’s your frog.”
4) Fly the Kite:
How you do anything is how you'll do everything5) Cut the Rope:
Playing it safe is
risky; take the right risks to chart a new course6) Wind the Clock:
Time is measured in minutes; life is measured in moments7) Seed the Clouds:
Sow today what you want to see tomorrow
Batterson unpacks these habits and coaches readers to pursue them with great dedication and focus. He acknowledges that, for some people, the best way forward is to just take on one of these habits and work hard on it on a daily basis. He also combines keen biblical insights with faith-building lessons from his own life and the lives of influential business leaders, professional athletes, scientists and Christian heroes.
Throughout the book, Batterson encourages readers to lean on God’s unchanging character in their journey. “Unleashing the power of twenty-four hours starts at the cross of Christ,” he writes. Win the Day
will help believers turn yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s anxieties into fuel for a better 2021.
For more information, visit waterbrookmultnomah.com and markbatterson.com. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mark Batterson
is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church in seven locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. NCC is currently developing a city block into The Capital Turnaround. This 100,000-square-foot space will include an event venue, child development center, mixed-use marketplace, and co-working space. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times
best-selling author of twenty books, including Chase the Lion,
the ECPA award-winning Whisper
, and the children’s book God Speaks in Whispers
, co-written by his daughter, Summer. More than four million of his books are in print Mark and his wife, Lora, have three children and live on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit markbatterson.com
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• It’s the adversities we overcome that make us who we are.
• Everything in your past is preparation for something in your future.
• When we find ourselves in difficult situations, we get so focused on getting out of them that we fail to get anything out of them.
• If you want to win the day, you’ve got to identify the habits that have a high return on investment and ritualize them through well-designed routines.
• A dream without a deadline is called a wish.
• The best way to steward every moment and make each day into a masterpiece is to recognize each day as miraculous.
· • Wind the clock stewards time in two ways. It makes the most of every minute, but it also makes the most of every moment. It’s acutely aware of everything that is happening right here, right now. It also keeps a constant eye on eternity. Most importantly, it doesn’t lose faith in the end of the story.
• We have to guard the present against two threats, two thieves. The first is past-tense guilt. The second is future-tense anxiety…How do we guard against them? We make a predecision to enjoy the journey—no matter what, no matter when, no matter where! Praise for Win the Day
“This book will change the trajectory of your life.”
#1 New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and leadership expert
“Win the Day
is a timely guide to stressing less in a world that gives us more than enough to stress about. Mark Batterson gives you seven practical steps to living boldly, accomplishing more, and seizing hold of God-sized dreams.”
, Head Coach, Minnesota Timberwolves
“Mark equips readers to tackle their long-term goals by winning the moment in front of them. I’ve found this principle to be of paramount importance to not only my athletic success but also to successful day-to-day living. I am so grateful that Mark wrote this book and know it will unlock readers’ full potential.”
two-time Olympian, fastest American to ever run the marathon and half marathon
“The easy path may be more convenient, but it’s never as fulfilling. Instead of looking backward at what could have been, start looking forward at what could be! Mark Batterson’s Win the Day
will help you step away from the familiar and onto the path of accomplishing your God-sized dreams.”
, Pastor of Life Church and New York Times Best Selling Author
“The pace of life in the modern world keeps most of us on overdrive. Many productivity books simply add more ‘do’s’ to your to-do list. But not Win the Day
. Instead of teaching you how to do more, Mark will teach you how to win more at what you do.”
, Leadership Coach and Founder of The 4Sight Group
“In this intensely practical book, Mark helps us see that someday starts today. He gives us simple, daily habits that help us form our futures. Looking for a better tomorrow? You have to start today. This book will show you how to stop hesitating, stay focused, and change your story for good.”
—U. S. Senator Tim Scott