Posts tagged New Years Resolutions
How I am Preparing for Next Year

Preparing for the New Year can seem daunting but it doesn't have to be. In fact, it's rather fun. Here's a rundown of what I'm going through during these last two weeks of this year to get ready for the new year. You can follow along or do your own thing. I'd love hear what you're doing in the comments below!

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Defining Your Foundations

By nature we are creatures of habit. We are a people who settle into a routine or have regular tendencies or practices that we rarely deviate from once we are comfortable. Let me encourage you to consider your habits and examine them to see if they are good, effective, practical, or profitable. Living a life of practicality and relational intentionality will get you far ahead in life. However, in order to obtain a successful life, one must analyze his foundation first.

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I FAILED a few of my 2014 goals

2014 was an incredible year for me, full of "firsts," full of adventure and full of transition.

I don't remember setting up any formal New Years Resolutions for myself. I scoured my room and computer anyway and couldn't find any written down anywhere. Shame on me. However, I know that I made two resolutions in my head, both of which which I completed so I guess that counts for something.

1. [CHECK] Read one book every two weeks or 26 books over the course of the year (I've read 30 so far and the year's not over - here are some of my favorites)

2. [CHECK] Publish my first book before my 22nd birthday (which was my Golden birthday, by the way)

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The Serendipity of Failure

Yesterday, I invited my sister to come over and go through my New Years Resolution Template (you can download it here) with me. A few questions down, I saw that I had added a category entitled “Failures.” At first glance, it was an straightforward question with easy answers. I failed at finding a job right out of college. I failed at meeting my desired blog traffic. I failed at marketing my first book well. In retrospect, I even failed at writing that book - it has some good content, but I know I could do better now.

Yet, despite being labeled a “failure,” each of these shortcomings have led to something meaningful and worthwhile.

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