I have always heard that if you write your goals down, you are more likely to complete them. When I turned thirty I made a list of thirty things that I wanted to do before I turned 31. Some of the things on that list included: brew my own beer, go back to Alaska, run a marathon, learn a new instrument, and visit my sister in China.
If I’m honest, I sucked at the majority of the list. I didn’t run a marathon. In fact there were numerous items on that list that I never got around to completing.
I did brew my own beer. And for a season that allowed me to dream with the guys at Twelve Tribes BrewingCreative Missions as we helped equip churches to reach their community through new websites, branding, videos and more. I then turned 31 and finally went to China to visit my sister last year. Once I turned 32 I picked up the banjo.
So maybe I should rename my original list to 30 things to do before I’m 62. Averaging 1 a year, it could be done!
But alas, I find myself in 2015 looking ahead at what is to come. Here are some of my goals for the world to see.
- Love More.
- Worry Less.
- Risk More.
- Believe More.
This is different than some everyday task-oriented check-list.
I want to do these four things in every decision and circumstance I face this year.
I want to love the people around me more than ever. I want to worry less about what the critics may say to my decisions. You are writing your story for yourself, not for the approval of every person on the earth. I want to risk more with my walk with Jesus and believe the biggest passions and dreams that He has put within can become a reality in the here and now.
What about you? What are some of your goals in 2015?