Here we are! We are in a brand new year, and I bet some of you are already wavering on your goals. If not, then good for you! If you are already wavering, that must mean you don’t know the why behind your own goals. When setting goals for a whole year, it’s best to know the why.
What’s your purpose? When you bring purpose, and meaning into your goals it can mean the difference between sticking with them, or flaking out on the first day.
I have already shared with you a few business goals for myself this year, which you can read about them here. Now you are going to learn about my personal goals, which can be kind of scary, but I want to take leaps of faith into the unknown this year. I want this to be the first year, I’m not worried to death about what people will say, or think of me.
I am turning these posts into a series called ‘Make It Happen: The Book’. This book was written by Lara Casey, and for those who don’t know her, Lara Casey is the Publisher, and Editor-In-Chief of Southern Weddings, and she founded the ‘Make It Happen Movement’.
Making ‘it’ happen, is whatever ‘it’ means to you. You have to define what gives you purpose in your life. What fills your life with contentment, and joy. For me, it is to live with Kingdom purposes in mind. I have tried living for myself, and having selfish goals, but they always leave me empty. This will always happen if you live just to please yourself, and not help others.
Working along with this book is not easy. I’m diving into the deepest parts of my fears, and facing them head on. I’m discovering what really makes me tick, what makes me go to extremes, and how to make it all work without losing myself, or my faith in the process.
I would not describe this book as a self-help book at all. It’s defining goals that can help impact the lives of others, as well as your own. It’s my belief that when you bless someone else, you get blessed as a result of that. For me, that blessing comes in, sometimes, tears, or just that unforgettable feeling of helping someone. So, let’s go ahead, and dive into some deep parts. This is where it gets scary for me.