The new year is in a few days!! Can you believe it? I cannot. I know we are all saying this. Around this time of the year people are buying planners, (like I did) creating resolutions and setting some goals for themselves. But before that, people are checking of all off all the goals on their list that they achieved and speaking about how closer they are to their dreams.
But what if you didn’t accomplish anything in 2016, what if nothing on your list of goals has a check mark next to it? What if your dreams still seem so far away? What then? What now?
Last week, I was telling my friend that I didn’t accomplish anything this year. I had about 3 things or maybe 4 things on my list and I didn’t accomplish anything. To be honest I accomplished one thing, but it seems like nothing because there were 3 other things on the list. Many things contributed to why I didn’t reach my goals but it was still all me. I can’t help but think I could have done more, just a little bit more. But I did do more, so maybe it isn’t about more. I worked the hardest and sacrificed more than I have in past years. But nothing! I accomplished nothing. So what now?
This is what grace is for. For the times when you haven’t done anything and couldn’t have done more. Grace tells you that it is okay.
What went wrong?
Once you’ve offered yourself grace, its time to figure out what went wrong. For me, 2015 was a trying year and so I came into 2016 with very few goals knowing that this year was going to be about surviving and coming up out of the gutter of 2015. I guess I didn’t really know how deep of a valley I was in till it was time to make my way up. So what went wrong for me was that I wasn’t realistic and I wasn’t really prepared for what I wanted.
making more realistic goals?
When I say I wasn’t realistic, I do not mean my goals were so outrageous it wasn’t doable, my goals are doable and many people are doing it. It was just not realistic for MY situation and the circumstances I was dealing with.
How do I feel about my unaccomplished goals?
Of course I am disappointed and I wish I had check more things of my list this year, but it is what it is. right?! What can I do but go harder in 2017.