Rather than think about a big new goal for this year, simply think about what you can do for a week straight. Think about how you can follow through on something this week as you soak up what’s present.
Jon Acuff has a book called FINISH explains, “the best way to finish a goal is to start.” Jon says the research shows that most people quit after the second day. That was yesterday.
Start again! If you want to build momentum, you just need to get through three days consistently.
What can you do to ensure you have the energy to finish tomorrow?
- Put a reminder in your phone.
- Write out some Bible verses around your house.
- Put a date on the calendar.
- Ask for a friend to check in on you and hold you accountable.
- Invite someone to join as you work toward your goal.
We all want to quit sometimes. Goals are uncomfortable. They force us to do things that aren’t in our normal passion zone. You’re not alone!
In Paul’s Second letter to the Corinthians, he said: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)