The start of the new year always feels like a good time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. I start out with good intentions, whether it be with a new diet, new exercise routine, new project, etc . Unfortunately, I think that I try to start too many things and then get discouraged when I can’t keep up with it all or it just seems too overwhelming and I’m not quite sure what to do next. Sometimes the goals I choose are just too vague.
This year my New Year’s resolution is to make daily progress on my goals but before I can make daily progress, I need to determine what those goals are. Sometimes this is the hardest thing to do. I also think the goals I choose need to be specific.
Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.”
I need a port to sail to first, and a specific port at that. It is equally important that once I determine the port, to determine the path. Next I must commit to making daily progress. Drifting won’t get me to it and neither will putting down anchor.
Happy New Year!