Take the time to evaluate

Often times, leaders are the worst at looking back and celebrating something. Personally, I believe its because we’re future minded and focused on a bigger goal but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the time to reflect and celebrate. I get that you may be 2 years into a 5 year goal but pause for a few minutes as we start a new year and reflect.

How was your 2018? Was it great? Celebrate! Was it disappointing? Figure out why. Did you make new friends? Cherish them! Did you lose someone? Mourn well. Were there things you wanted to accomplish but didn’t? Set goals and take small steps to get there.

Josh Turansky says “Good years are made up of deliberate plans and 1000 micro steps of obedience.”

Jesus said “[Satan] came to steal and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

If you hope this year is better than the last and want to see God do things you never thought possible, pray hard, set your goals, and take daily steps to get there. If you do, the end of 2019 will show your progress. Losing 30 lbs, reading the whole bible, or developing a relationship doesn’t happen in a day. They happen with daily steps over time so let today be a step towards your life to the full!

One last thing: enjoy the process! If your happiness is set on whether you accomplish your goal, it only lasts for a second. If you learn to enjoy the process and celebrate your daily steps of progress, you enjoy the whole year.

- Ryan Blaylock