Most of us are familiar with the plot of It’s a Wonderful Life. Few Christmas movies capture the everyday struggles of ordinary people like this movie does. George Bailey was an honest, hard-working man who tried to do the right thing only to end up feeling as if his life had no value at all.
People today are discovering the same thing. They work hard, do a great job, are commended for their efforts, but end up wondering if their lives mattered. It’s at that point when they face a life-altering decision. Will they keep doing what they’ve always done or will they pursue a wonderful life?
A wonderful life isn’t void of difficulty and heartache. It is, however, a life that ripples throughout eternity. When we focus on our purposes, we can overlook our circumstances. When we focus on our circumstances, we lose sight of our purposes.
Next year can be the start of a wonderful life. Set aside some time to identify some tangible goals. Make sure the goals are clearly stated, are reachable, and have realistic action steps. Throughout the year review the goals and make any necessary course corrections. Be intentional about living your why and see what happens in the next twelve months. If what you’ve been doing hasn’t worked, is doing it another year really wise? Think about it!
What are your goals for next year?