Back to sitting on the couch, I was contemplating going for a run and hitting the workout room for a few pushups, situps and pullups since I haven't done any of those uppity up things in a few months. I looked at the clock and it was 6:20. I sat there for what seemed like only a few minutes and then it was 6:35, fifteen minutes, a quarter of an hour passed in the blink of an eye and then this scripture popped into my mind: Ephesians 5:16 "Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil." The last part is what caught me, as it has before. This time it was different though. This time there was a seriousness about it. This time I understood that time does not stop for anyone, including me. If I'm going to get things done and make forward progress spiritually, personally, professionally, then I have to make decisions that will help move me to towards my goals. This is all stuff that I know (in my head), and teach to my students, but have had a poor record of execution in my own daily life. I start quickly and fade even faster back to "normal" it seems. I think it mostly has to do with not having clearly defined goals and accountability. This blog post is my attempt to set some goals, publicly display them so that I will be accountable.
- Make an exercise schedule (I did run and do some ups this morning).
- Understand what the meal plan is for food.
- Get up early to pray, read and exercise.
- Create schedule app development.
- Explain financial plan to Sarah so we are both on board with how much we want to save each month.
- Set timeline for buying house and stick to it.
- Be bold and share the love of Jesus as opportunities arise.
- Have 1 on 1's with my children.