I have always feared a mid-life crisis. Not because it would bring about something new for me but because it would be my reaction to all the choices that I have made.
You see, I do not think I am living to the fullness of my potential. I have lots of dreams and aspirations. Yet feel unfulfilled in many ways.
A lot of it comes from the fact that I have struggled with contentment almost all of my life. I have always yearned to have the latest and greatest. And many times I look for the greenest pasture on the other side and miss the blessings right in front of me.
So this year, I am not making any resolutions. Resolutions in the sense that I have a certain to-do list that I want to get accomplished by the end of the year. Because a resolution to me is always broken and is most of the time ignored as soon as I hit my goal. I want to instead make a choice to develop characteristics that will take me through to the end of my life.
And like the great book, One Word that will change your life, I want to choose a word that I hope to define my year with. A word that will encompass all that I yearn to see through.
And for me, in 2014, I want to get out of bed earlier and work out and read my Bible more and write like I’ve always wanted to. And get in shape and eat right. And spend quality time designated to my family and nothing else. And get out of debt and pray more.
So my word for 2014 is discipline.
I hope to write at least 4 blog posts each week for you to take part in and help motivate me so I can motivate you on this journey. I will likely be writing here but I may get a new blog started. Either way, I will keep you updated.
So now that you know a little bit about me, what kind of things do you wish to see happen to you and to others this year? We can all hold each other accountable. But let’s be transparent and open about it.