Positioning yourself for a better year

A year

A year is a very significant chunk of time.  Normally, it equals:
31536000 seconds…
525600 minutes…
8760 hours…
365 days…
52 weeks…
12 months…
3 quarters …

Usually, your life is measured in terms of how many years you’ve spent, and the quality of your life is seen in terms of how well you’ve used those years.

Think about this, a successful man or woman is a person who has used time well.  That person has made the right choices and executed the right actions within time.  The result is a well balanced and highly fulfilled and relevant life.

We are now a few days away from the end of another year, and the beginning of a new one.  Every thinking mind should at this time be pondering the question, “Did I spend the past year well?”

Every year is good

Someone recently called me and was weeping on the phone.  She told me she was extremely depressed and needed prayers.  Then she said, “this has been the worst year of my life.” When I inquired as to why she felt so about this year, she said, “Nothing good happened to me this year.”

I thought for a while, then I told her, “Every year is good.  A year is a gift of 365 days from God, so it’s always a perfect gift.  There’s nothing wrong with the time. The make or break  issue, however, is how you use this gift.”

You see, you can make a good or bad use of your time.  Time is a gift from God, and if you use it well, you will reap positive dividends. Otherwise, you could end up blaming the ‘bad year’ like the young lady I referred to here.

So, how did you use 2009?

2009 is rapidly coming to an end; it’s the end of a decade – the decade of the 2000’s.  As you look back over the past three hundred and something days, how would you rate your usage of the year?  Do you think you made a good use of it? What if you were to spend the rest of your life the way you spent the past year, would you be able to fulfil your life’s dreams? 

Did you make each day of this year count?

Or do you have a sense that it was a bad year, that you wasted it?

Whatever the case, I think that your resolve and commitment to making better use of the gift of time in the coming year is more important than brooding over whether or not you spent the past year well.  🙂

If you used 2009 productively and profitably, congratulations!  Yet, don’t rest on your laurels. Resolve to make an even better use of 2010 than you did with 2009.

And if you think you wasted 2009, take heart.  Draw inspiration and strength from that very sense of having wasted 2009; use that as a motivation to strengthen your resolve; ultimately, make a strong commitment to make a better use of the coming year.

The power of a strong resolve…

Never underestimate the power of a strong resolve.
In fact, that’s why I’ll pause this post at this point by encouraging you to make a strong resolve and commitment to make a better use of the coming year.  

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