I asked God for a word that would help me accomplish His plans for me in 2020. The word, Focus, came to me, oddly enough, during the Total Strength class at the YMCA.
“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned”. Benjamin Franklin
I first heard about setting goals when I was twenty-something. I loved the idea. I’m a dreamer. For several years I would, excitedly, as the new year dawned, write down all the things I wanted to accomplish and the self improvements I would make. My goals would always include losing weight and eating healthier. I may have stuck to my plan for a short while, but I don’t remember experiencing any lasting changes. What was so exhilarating on January first felt like failure on December thirty-first.
I came close to giving up; I dreamed of doing my writing on a yellow ledger pad and talking on the phone instead of emailing. Could I survive without a computer?
It has been said that perfectionism is the highest form of self-abuse because perfection is not achievable. Rather, we need to seek excellence.