Archive for January, 2014

My Three Words for 2014

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Again, props to Brian Russell for the topic.

I have chosen three areas of my life that I will commit to focusing on and strengthening in the coming twelve months.

Again I am cheating a little, but I am going to re-up on Gentle. I do not think I am anywhere near where I want to be with this one and I still feel very strongly about making it a priority and focus in my life. As a man I struggle with this every day. I want to win. I need to do whatever it takes to win. Except that those around me do not need me to win. They need me to be understanding of their needs and gentle with their feelings. See 2013 words for more info.

I am going to concentrate on expanding my circle of friends and strengthening those I already have. Friends are the only thing that can survive any catastrophe. No flood, tornado, or hurricane can separate me from my friends. Only death can do that. And death’s separation is only temporary for those in Christ. It just sort of makes sense to invest in that which you can never lose does it not?

I am going to continue to look into myself and be willing to change. I have learned a lot about myself in the last year. Some good, some not so good. I am determined to be a better man and that means looking honestly at myself and then being willing to change what is not good. I found myself with a choice a few weeks ago and choose poorly. I betrayed someone’s trust. No one ever would ever know it happened. But I did. My character is not what I thought it was. When faced with an option I caved. I cannot change the past but I can be honest with myself and refuse to commit the same mistake in the future.

“Do, or do not. There is no try.”