This coming Sunday marks the first day of the new year. We all know how this goes, we make resolutions and attempt to keep them up for the next twelve months. From fitness goals to checking things off your bucket list, we all have things we want to accomplish. However, twelve months is a long time period to keep something up. Just like building a house, the best things in life take time. Sometimes, it can be discouraging when you don’t get immediate results.
When setting goals, it is important to create a reasonable time frame for what you are wanting to achieve. For example, with fitness objectives it is easy to lose motivation after a few weeks. So, in this case shorter checkpoints will be more efficient in keeping up your ambition. Set rewards for yourself every four weeks or so. The most important thing is to tailor your goal to what you can do. When the finish line is closer in sight, it’s easier to stay committed!
Other goals, like traveling to a place you have always wanted to go, are easier to achieve long term. Oftentimes, you will have a date set in stone when you know you will get to go and accomplish what you’ve set out to do. With the exact date in your line of view, it’s easy to keep your eye on the prize!
Building a home is a lot like setting a resolution. There’s an end goal that we all work towards. The most rewarding part is seeing it all come together, piece by piece. When we get to work with such amazing people every day, it makes finishing the race that much more fulfilling. It’s a dream come true getting to wake up and do what we love every single day of the year.
So, as we embark on a fresh new year, let’s all work hard to be the best version of ourselves. Instead of talking about it, let’s do it. Let’s use the gifts and opportunities God has given to us to better the world around us and rise to our full potential. 2017 will be the best year yet.