December is the month I start reading my Bible, if I am going to read it from Genesis to Revelation. I started reading the Expanded Bible in its’ entirety December 20011 and I am still reading it, I am not in a hurry. In the past I am usually finished sometime in the summer.
December is also the time when I start working on my goals for the upcoming year. This year in addition to finishing my books: Sister Sharon and Disappointing Hope I am working on my Series 6 licence. Thus I have gone through my 2014 calendar and given myself deadlines. The first week of January I will be taking the exam for my investment license and Sister Sharon should be ready for publication by March 1.
New for my December list is changing the way I eat and exercise. Basically I have been eating what I want and exercising very little. Last month I started physical therapy for a hip problem and I have been obediently exercising at home twice a year which has motivated me to pay attention to the foods I eat.
This may seem like a lot but it is not. I have a plan, a five year plan in fact. This is how I make sure that I do not settle for yesterday’s good news. Some of my goals are flexible, which is why I am still reading the Expanded Bible. Some of my goals have a definite end date: I must get my series 6 license sooner rather than later. Some of my goals are unending, getting healthier and writing. All of my goals are directly related to my purpose in life.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What are you going to do to make in happen? Why are you waiting for January 1 to start?