Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning. ~Oprah Winfrey

Isn’t it wonderful that we’ve been given another year? I don’t know about you, but I’m excited at another chance to get things right. I know it might seem kind of childish, but I do see the new year as a new beginning. I’m sitting here and writing a post because I’m continuing to examine just what I want to get right this year.

Two things I would like to focus on this year are – getting fit and writing a book. But I’ve said this before, haven’t I? Am I really ready to commit to these goals?

I read something interesting just today while scanning a book called ‘Do It Tomorrow’ by Mark Forster. He says that there’s a huge difference between ‘interest’ and ‘commitment’. “You wouldn’t expect anyone to say: ‘Beethoven was interested in music’ or ‘ Shakespeare was interested in writing plays.’If someone tells you that they are committed to something that gives a very different impression than saying they are interested. It gives you the impression that they live, breathe and eat the subject.”

Okay, so I’ve decided I’m no longer just ‘interested’ but ‘committed.’

When starting, remember where you want to end up, and you will hasten your arrival. ~ Alan Cohen

So if I want to reach these goals, I’ve got to ask myself some questions again:

1. How will I feel when I become fit?
2. What will I need to do on a day to day basis to achieve fitness?
3. What sense of accomplishment will I feel when I see my book published?
4. What do I need to do every day to make this dream come true?

By answering these questions, I’m working on breaking up my larger goals into daily actions. I’ll keep you posted on how this plan is going.

I’m wondering what your goals are how you plan to achieve them. Please feel free to share (there’s a new contact form on the right sidebar for your use).

Here’s a beautiful song-prayer that I’m using to meditate:

Hear my prayer
Bring me through the darkness, hear my heart
Draw me in
On this bright, new morning

Here I am, stay with me
Never too late to forgive
Here I am, set me free
Sing Hallelujah

Angels walk with me
Guide me to the water’s edge
Wash away my doubts, my fears
Lord, strengthen me and bring me back to you

Change my heart
With a gentle touch you change my world
Hold me close
Fill my life with beauty

Hear my voice, stay with me
Bring cool water to my lips
Hear my prayer, set me free
Sing Hallelujah

Angels walk with me
Guide me to the water’s edge
Wash away my doubts, my fears
Lord, strengthen me and bring me back to you

Angels walk with me
Guide me to the water’s edge
Wash away my doubts, my fears
Lord, strengthen me and bring me back to you

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