2014 > 2013

You have, no doubt, seen the advice of wizards and sages on how to make this new year better than the last.  Many scribes have given there “ten steps to greatness” lists and provide some good thoughts on how to climb higher and dance faster for 2014.

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Today I read Jeff Goins latest article on this topic.  Here’s what struck me:

  • Say “yes” more.  I’ve been doing that unintentionally because of a new work environment, and actually, it’s been a lot of fun to jump into new arenas and try new works.  But that really is not how I’ve operated for most of my life.  So, I’m going to switch to be intentional about saying “yes” more and challenging myself.
  • This isn’t rocket science.  True.  Making incremental changes in your life can make a significant difference.

As a pastor for 17 years, I counseled too many people who didn’t want a new thing bad enough to get rid of a small bad thing in their life.  If you want to learn/read more this year than last year, you will need to turn off the TV or limit your time on social media.  Somethings gotta give.  Simplify it this way: remove one habit/activity that does not lead you to your goals; replace it with one habit/activity that will lead you to higher heights and deeper depths.

The goal of 2014: your 2015 list of goals should be different than this years list because you’ve completed so many items from 2014!

What are you going to do to make 2014 > 2013?  I’d love to hear your goals/plans in the comments.

© 2014, Mark Slabaugh

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