I’m listening to Amy Grant Christmas music right now. Anyone else a TOTAL Amy Grant Christmas music fan? As in, listen to it year round?
As we all bustle through this holiday season, wrapping up 2013 projects and getting excited to dive head first into everything 2014 has to offer, I’d like to encourage you to stop for a minute and reflect on the definition of failure above, provided by Chuck Swindoll. Chuck pastored the church David and I attended when we lived in Texas, and it is one of the things we miss the most.
A few questions to ask yourself, if you’re getting into 2014 goal setting anytime soon:
- What objectives can you focus on when obstacles present themselves?
- What do you possess? What assets do you have that you can even better improve upon to increase your confidence?
- When was the last time you let your emotions go, in anger, or sadness or fear? How can you keep them in check next time?
- What character attributes do you feel like you need to strengthen or develop in 2014? How can you focus on developing character instead of diving into instant gratification to help yourself feel better?
Have a beautiful, (albeit blustery here!) winter day, friends!
p.s. If you’re looking for 2014 goal setting tools, consider the 2014 Year Designer as an option. It comes in a three-ring binder format, so you can add personal worksheets and lessons from the year as you go. It’s designed to work in conjunction with your Day Designer, or any other planner type system. We’ve extended the introductory pricing for a short time!