Happy New Year!
2020 is finally over. And while we all know a new year doesn’t mean different or better, there is a freshness and a hope with the change. New beginnings are a great time to reprioritize and make new commitments.
I began this newsletter two years ago talking about the power of “one word.”One word is not a goal or resolution. It’s not about accomplishing something. It’s about becoming someone. One word can provide a clear, concise, and purposeful direction for all of your life.
This new year, I want to share another approach that may resonate with you as well. As we consider new intentions or aspire to reach big goals, it’s important to ask ourselves the right questions. As Tony Robbins says, “The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of the questions you are asking yourself.”
Here are 5 pointed questions from pastor Andy Stanley’s book Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets. I think these are terrific for anyone at any time but especially now as we head into the new year with our new ambitions. A focal point preludes each question:
Integrity: Why am I doing this…really?
Legacy: What story do I want to tell?
Conscious: Is there a tension that deserves my attention?
Maturity: What is the wise thing to do?
Relationship: What does love require of me?
I believe the best is yet to come. Call it blind faith. Call it ignorance. Call it a deep conviction in the goodness of God. But I do believe in a better tomorrow. I recognize I don’t have complete control, but I do know I have far more agency over my life than I often believe.
What story are you writing? Whatever is in store for 2021, let’s make the most of it!