Resolutions at the beginning of the new year are often treated with contempt and sarcasm, but I am a firm believer in the age old quote...
"He who fails to plan, plans to fail."
I may not hit all of these, and that's ok, but at least I'll get somewhere in the ballpark as I aim for them.
These aren't terribly profound, but here are my 2018 Resolutions:
1. To be a more "efficient" human - basically, to spend more time doing what matters and less time doing what doesn't. I'm switching to an old school paper planner to write out daily and weekly goals to help me stay on track.
2. Read the entire Bible through. I've read the Bible through in pieces, but never in a year's time.
3. Reach my goal weight (finally). This also encompasses my goal of a healthy active lifestyle.
4. Read 20 books.
5. Blog on average 3 times per month.
6. In the area of finances: To accrue no new debt, and to reduce significantly current debt. To become more generous in our giving, more frugal in our spending, and more committed to our budget.
7. To intentionally invest in my family by setting aside time for them, speaking life into them, and loving and honoring them like never before.
8. To not live in fear, worry, or anxiety, regardless of the circumstances 2018 may bring. To remember who I am in God, and that He is a good Father.
This list is a work in progress... I may add to, redefine, or even remove some of these as the year progresses, but 2018 is going to be a great year.
I hope you've made some resolutions as well! No matter where you are in life, I think we'd all agree that there are elements of our life we would like to see improve, and the only way that improvement will happen is with you first making the decision to change something.