The year is half over. How are you doing with that? I was reminded of this half way point twice this week. Our church is going through a series for the entire year. It’s called Eat This Book and the goal is to read the Bible daily, hopefully enough to get through the entire Bible by December 31. Today our senior pastor issued a charge to recommit the the challenge. The Bible is the living word of God, and we should daily be reading and learning from His words. If we’ve fallen away from the year-long plan, the best day to start back up is today.
One blog which has really impressed me this year is 300 words a day following Jesus. Jon Swanson is a brilliantly simple writer who has challenged me to the core on a handful of occasions this year. His latest post included a list questions that I’d rather now plagiarize – so go check out this post and come right back: Six Month Questions.
Jon said it pretty well, but here’s my take on it: the year is half over. It’s halftime, and every good coach has halftime adjustments to make.
- What has gone well this year?
- What needs to improve?
- Is there something that needs to get cut out of your week that will leave time for more important pursuits?
- Are you more fit today that January 1st?
- Would a morning workout make your day go better?
- Are you getting enough rest?
- Are you disciplined in the important aspects of your life?
Reflecting on life is extremely important if you desire to be successful, happy, and productive. I am starting off this week by looking back on some goals I set for the year and making some adjustments in life so that the second half of 2012 is an improvement from the first half. Always improving should always be the goal.