It's that time. The time where people begin thinking about what will make the New Year better than the previous year. Resolutions are what folks generally call them. You know, all those changes they plan on making.
But, how do we avoid approaching December of 2016 saying, "Man, where has the year gone?," as we pull out an old notebook with a glorified laundry list of to-dos that didn't get done. How do we avoid the regret of letting ourselves down because we never got around to doing what we said we were going to do?
It's simple: simplify. I would highly encourage you to simplify. And in the process, focus on what creates real results and real change: habits (daily disciplines). This year, instead of making a list of "resolutions," which will inevitably turn into a handful of unfulfilled promises, I'm focusing on habits. What habits do you need to change, that will impact your daily agenda, and in turn, help you grow toward your goals?
Consider this as well: my wife and I have selected a Word of the Year and a Scripture of the Year. A mentor of ours inspired us to do this--encouraging us to anchor our dreams, goals and directives (and our relationship) in God's Word. I'm inviting you to do the same. Here's another tip: as important as it is to consider what you need to start doing, it's just as important, if not more important, to evaluate what you should stop doing.
The problem for most people is that they want things to change as long as everything stays the same. Be different in 2016. Go for real change. Go for real growth. Go for real results.
Whatever changes you make in the upcoming year, I encourage you to seek God's will first and pursue your goals passionately!
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