See, about the second week into the year I realize that I'm not really doing things any differently than I did in December. I haven't written any more. I'm not walking the dog any more. I certainly haven't been doing more laundry.
So I feel bad then say to myself, "Well, maybe next year."
I think perhaps that is a common occurrence... or is it just me?
I really need to drop that mindset and instead develop the "every day is a new beginning" mindset. So, failed in my New Year plans. I can make New Day plans for today. And if I fail, maybe tomorrow will be better.
I don't know. I have noticed as I look back, that I have changed a lot in a lot of different areas. But it hasn't been through striving to reach goals as much as through gradual, little baby-step changes. And it has perhaps been God at work in me more than myself at work.
I'm doing a lot of thinking about all this because there is always so much talk about goals this time of year. I am trying to figure out what motivates me and work from there.
What about you? Do you relate to the "maybe next year" thing? Do goals motivate you. Are you able to set them and succeed?