Resolutions don’t work. Rather than focusing on a list of specific ways we want to live differently each year, I wrote last year about a better alternative: focusing and living into a one word theme for the new year.
The Most Important Thing I Did in 2014
The single most important thing I did in 2014 was make a habit of getting up early for prayer and exercise. As I’ve written previously, that habit was a keystone habit that affected every area of my life last year.
Overall, I did better in the first seven months of the year than I did in the final five months, when I found myself busier than I’d ever been in my life. Rather than redoubling my efforts towards my early habit when I needed it most, I let it slide, and therefore so did my prayer life, physical fitness, and sermon quality. (No kidding–I think my early habit helps me be a much more effective preacher.)
So, I’m keeping the same word for 2015 as I had for 2014.
My One Word for 2015
My one word for 2015 is early.
I want to:
- wake up early
- pray early
- workout early
- finish tasks early
- get to appointments early
- finish my sermon early (this would be life-changing!)
- get to bed early
What about you? Why? Leave comments below.
P.S. A Note to My Dear Readers
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