Can you believe the year is half over?
Those who read my blog know that I am a big on making goals. I get energized just thinking about goals (and more by reaching them!). Earlier this year I set some goals, and I wrote that they might “change the world.” (See My Plan for Transformation in 2015 to read the context of that ambitious statement.) Hmmm; in retrospect, that may have been a little over-stated, but at the time, I was sure it was going to change my world.
I failed so miserably at my goal that, for the first time in a long, long time, I felt no drive at all to keep pressing forward (on that particular goal, that is). And yet, when I think about it now, I still see the value in “the thing behind the thing.” I still want to build a stronger family culture. I still want to eat healthily. I still want to cultivate interesting conversation-time with my husband.
Even though I was not following through, I did not dismiss the goal totally. I kept it on a list that I review weekly (thus, practicing an impacting little secret that I learned by happenstance last year). (See How to Hold Yourself Accountable to Personal Change to see how this weekly review seemed to have a serious impact.) It was not until this week—when I realized that half of the year is gone—that I felt motivated anew to re-assess, maybe change my approach a little, and try again. After all, I am not a quitter!
Proverbs 24:16 says, “…though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity [failure?] strikes.” I don’t want to stay down when I “fall down.” So I will get back up, dust myself off and push on towards a healthier, more defined family. The strategy may change, but the purpose stays the same.
How are you doing on your goals for this year? I would love to hear your story! Leave me a comment.