Saturday, January 26, 2019

My Theme for the Year

"Don't cling to a mistake just because
you spent a lot of time making it.
" ~ Unknown


But no more! Major changes have recently occurred for the better in my life as a result of letting go. Now my mind is set on moving forward.

To that end, I've adopted a theme to apply to my life at this stage. It's a combination of choosing and committing. You could say it's committing to my choices, or choosing to commit.

The central theme in both is the same:


What does commitment look like for me? It boils down to these four steps:

1. Define and clarify my priorities, then set goals.
2. Schedule time in my calendar to work on my goals.
3. Eliminate what does not contribute toward my goals.
4. Strengthen the performance of these steps into habit.

There are a few areas of my life that need refinement based on my priorities. Let this be the year I focus on those things.

More to come...


Updated 8/26/2019 - So, where have I been? Well, blogging wasn't one of my priorities. I've been relocating due to separation from my wife, and I've going over my priorities, which are:

Priority #1 - My relationship with God, especially through the study of His word (2 Tim 2:15).

Priority #2 - Read & write, especially a) toward the goal of getting published, and b) toward the goal of writing something deeply meaningful to me.

Priority #3 - Health & wellness, especially in the development of daily eating and fitness habits.

Now that I've set my priorities, I will share my progress with these priorities as well as other areas I deem as important, such as volunteer work on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse.

1 comment:

Dwight said...

I've learned I can either take care of my priorities and not write about them, or write about them and not do them. I'm happy to report I've a Keto Diet with Intermittent Fasting since April 2019 and to date have lost nearly 40 lbs and feel great. I've taken time to read and write in personal journals, but it's time (actually overdue) to share those thoughts here. Most important, I have nurtured my relationship with God and continue to study His word.

I have a few tasks to wrap up in 2019, but hope to get even more focused by reducing those things that would distract me from my goals. All the best to you, as well!