My inbox has become full of mails, postings, sales and other items reminding me of the New Year. As many reflect on what “was” 2012, I am looking forward to 2013. Ah, yes, the Fiscal Cliff is looming, as no negotiations have been made and for sure it will affect my part of society most. It’s not that I don’t have anything to reflect on from 2012 (many positive things happened and many changes were brought to my household) it’s just that as I look forward to the horizon, I realize that I am not one that has written down “goals” in the past.
Yes, I am guilty of the New Year’s Resolutions. As a kid, I felt I always had to have them or somehow the new year wouldn’t come. It’s not that things don’t inspire me; the reality is that I’m not a person who has written down goals and things like that. I walk into each day with a to-do list and an agenda for what to get accomplished, when to get it accomplished, etc. I operate off of calendars so I don’t have a problem with reminders. The problem has been again, fear of failure. If I shared or posted and somehow didn’t reach my goals, I haven’t wanted to feel like a failure. I don’t want to set unrealistic goals, but I haven’t wanted to not succeed either. However, true success, growth and development come out of setting goals.So here are some of my goals for 2013:
- Make a conscious effort to pray more DAILY. This means praying specifically for things and also praising God through the good times.
- I will write in my journal more – good times and bad, not just the bad
- I will blog more by making notes when things occur to me and again not let fear dictate my actions.
- I will grow my Blessings Unlimited business. I started it in February of 2012 and have had great success with God’s help, so only great things can happen in 2013! This means praying over my business, creating a vision, sitting down and setting goals and finding an accountability partner.
- Love well, which means loving more, as inspired by Blake Stanley one of the pastors at my church, Mountain Lake Church.
I’m sure this list will grow as I reflect more about changes I’d like to see in myself. Overall, I just want to be a better me, conquer more fear, be a better woman, friend and wife, and have success in 2013 as defined by God.
What are your new year reflections?