Every year I like to have a theme, last year it was faithfulness. This year I have a two pronged theme:
I’ve realized that I’m really capable of so much less than I think I am. It sounds awful, I know, but I think its true.
To do something really well takes infinitely more time, effort and concentration than it does to do a mediocre job.
I’ve been able throw things together and have them work well enough, but I have a growing passion to be truly excellent in what I do. Excellence based not on anyone else’s opinion but just my effort. At the end of each day I want to know that I loved and served God and my family as well as I could have.
But I also know myself well enough to realize that I have a tendency to be too creative and make things much bigger and more complex than they need to be. So this year I also want to focus on keeping things simple.
It will certainly be a challenge. I’m a big picture, brainstorm, visionary kind of person. Details and simplicity haven’t historically been my strong points. But I’m excited about stretching myself through this confinement of sorts.
What about you?
(and are you calling it 2,011 or 20-11? Curious minds want to know…)