I started this year with a list of goals for 2012. I called them my Finish Year goals, partially because of inspiration from Jon Acuff, but mainly because my focus this year is to finish. Finish books, finish requirements to advance in my career, finish three miles…
This month will bring me to the half way mark of 2012.
That’s a little scary. In fact, it’s frustrating! I began making excuses the last couple months, but the truth is I have not been living with a spirit of perseverance and discipline.
James 1:4 says “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Getting away for a retreat or Bible study is excellent for the soul, but so is living with excellence on the most mundane of days.
With all that said, I find myself wanting to work on a lot more than three goals for the month of June. In fact, I’m sure I will work on a goal from each area of the goals I created using Michael Hyatt’s Creating A Personal Life Plan ebook. For the blog, I will share my three goals that are simply non-negotiable this month.
Run/Walk 30 Miles
When I first began running about three years ago, I tracked my mileage and found it very motivating. I started the Couch 2 5K program a few weeks ago but found the transition from week 4 to 5 very difficult. For tracking this goal, I’m only counting walking if it is during my intervals on a run. Hopefully by the end of the month I will be able to run at least a mile and a half without any walking.
Write 30 Notes of Encouragement
I am hoping to complete this goal without email. I am talking old-fashioned, put a stamp on it, mail. It goes without saying that these are rare, but I think we forget how truly powerful they can be. I plan to purchase the stamps today and I have plenty of stationary on hand for this goal.
Read for 30 Minutes Per Day
Last year’s goal to read 100 books seems to have taken all the steam out of my engine. I’m not certain, but I think I have only completed three or four books so far this year! I have several more nearly finished but a huge stack that I cannot wait to open. I hope to read each day in addition to my Bible study and personal quiet time.