The start of this year has been unlike any other. I’ve been learning a lot about goal-setting over the past year, and the new year has given me an opportunity to set a few goals to be more intentional with how I want to live this year.
But a part of me wonders how long until the novelty of the new year dies down. Will I still stick to my goals a couple of months down the line? What happens when the excitement of starting afresh fizzles? And then I remind myself that each new month, each new week, each new day is an opportunity to start over.
Why wait until next month to cultivate a new habit, when I can start right now? Why wait until next week to be more organized, when I can work on it today? Why wait until tomorrow to watch what I eat, when I can start at the very next meal?
Every day brings with it several opportunities to start over. Why wait?
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity…” (Ephesians 5:15-16)