Four Goals for 2015

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 Brewing. I did go back to Alaska through Creative 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.

  1. Love More.
  2. Worry Less.
  3. Risk More.
  4. 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?