Happy New Year! With every new year comes an opportunity to begin again. From health goals to relationship goals to faith goals, millions of resolutions are announced in hopes of starting fresh.
Earlier today, I was speaking with an individual who shared with me their desire to lose 50 pounds in 2016. While the goal was great, I couldn’t help but think of the obstacles they would face (working in the restaurant industry). I then asked them, “what’s the plan?” The response was simple, yet profound: “ONE DAY AT A TIME.”
Many of us fail in our pursuit to complete our goals because we’re too focused on the end result. We get discouraged when the results aren’t immediate.
This year, as you set new goals to begin again, I want you to remember something that may help you sustain your goals for 2016…
When an author writes a book, he or she begins with one letter. The letters eventually create chapter one, chapter two, etc. until the book is complete. Don’t get so focused on publishing the book that you forget to start with the simple letter.
Start now. Don’t focus on the failures of the past or the destination of the future, but focus on today. ONE DAY AT A TIME. Isaiah 43:18-19 says,
“But forget all that—
it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?”