There are lots of things that can be said at the beginning of a New Year - and are. Here are a few buzzing around my head as we enter 2016
There can be a temptation to leave things too late and then excuse inactivity on the basis of busyness when essentially it’s down to poor planning. I know I can be guilty of this and seek to change things to be better in 2016. As Chris Evan's notes when talking about running the marathon - the key is preparation, preparation, preparation.
Invest in Infrastructure
Last year we needed to drill some holes through concrete posts and I basically burnt out the drill on just one hole! We changed tactics and went and hired a specialist drill and the job was done in just a few minutes. If you want to do the job well then invest in the right equipment. There is so much available to us to make certain tasks easier and more effective. Time is your greatest asset so don't waste it by spending it on things that can be simplified by good infrastructure.
You are your greatest asset
Whatever you are planning to do by either call or curiosity - you need to look after yourself. That doesn't make you selfish - it makes you available. You can't be available if you are not able to be present to a situation and you can't be present if you haven't taken care of yourself spiritually, emotionally, and physically. As Oscar Wilde said, 'Be yourself, everyone else it taken.' Plan to be the best you that you can be this year.
See it before you build it
All good work starts in the heart and mind before it translates into the reality of the here and now. Give space to think, reflect and pray. Allow the vision you have to become and image that forms in your mind - that then becomes the blueprint for what you want to build. Remember you can only build it if you can see it. Vision comes first.
Have a great 2016!