2010 is here and I am beginning to think through my next steps for this year. I’m asking myself what should I do different as I reflect on my actions from 2009? How can I be more effective in reaching goals that God has placed in my heart? I’ve learned for me, the best way to reach personal goals is to write them down and give myself starting dates and deadlines to meet. Otherwise they just become wishes that I end up neglecting and hopes that don’t come to past.
2009 was a great year for me. I was able to reach many goals. The difficult part of reaching my goals, like many of us, is trying to find “the balance” of life, relationships and personal goals without losing what is most valuable. That being for me, my relationship with God and my family. So in order for me to stay on track I have to keep God at the center of everything that I do (He is the One leading and directing!) and include my family within the scope of my journey. Allowing them to be my cheerleaders and having them join me in many great experiences. I also have to shift my goals around and sometimes let go of my goals; so that I can help them achieve what is close to their heart. Their life goals! That may mean for me, a little longer strategy to reach my personal goals, but the precious family that God has given me is more valuable then anything that I could ever want to achieve in life.
I see this image in my mind of a man going through life winning awards and being recognized by many, but at the end of his life he looks around only to find that he is all alone. I know for certain, that we don’t want to end up with a life filled full of accomplishments and a home that is empty! So let 2010 be a year of new starts, new hope and a life filled full of love for what really matters. Cheers to a New Year!