New Year 2021
What do you want to do this year? Do you want to look back on December 31, 2021 with a feeling of awe? Think of all that last year encompassed. What gets measured gets done. So how do you want to measure this year?
What would make you feel like it was a good year? Is it health? Is it a new job? Is it a fitness goal? How are you going to measure it?
I am learning to measure success by a different standard than I previously did. I used to think success meant having enough money, or getting to do what I want, or even having a vacation.
Not there is anything wrong with those things. They are all good to do and aspire to, but what I most desire is a happy family. When I am most content is when I am with my family and they are happy. How do you do that? Well, that is what I am still learning.
I hope what I see on December 31, 2021, is a family that knows I valued them. I hope that I am making daily deposits in their emotional bank accounts of how much I appreciate them and their help. I hope that I am being more intentional about my time to schedule family time without my phone or laptop as a distraction. I hope my conversations are deeper than surface level and express kindness and concern. I hope I am using my time to help them in their endeavors and goals. I hope that in sharing my life with them, they are happy. That will be a successful year to me.