28 “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? 29Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. 30They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’

Luke 14:28-30

The last few days I invited you to consider the last year. Be honest about what went well and what did not go well. What would you like to keep and what would you like to discard?

As I considered the changes I want to make, I realized I need a plan. It isn’t enough to just say I want to make the change. I need a plan. It might be an accountability partner. It might be a coach of some sort. (A coach is different than accountability partner although you will get accountability with a coach. A coach also provides professional feedback and direction to help reach your stated goal.)

As you consider the changes you want to make, consider as well who can come alongside you to make those changes a reality. I believe the first step in success is to share what you observe with another person. It might be a spouse (that’s what I did), a close friend or a spiritual advisor. Then devise a plan to put your good intentions into action and action into results.

Good intentions and desire don’t automatically mean change. Change requires a plan and a plan requires discipline to accomplish. Don’t let this intimidate you; let it be the push you need to being the best version of you in 2022!!

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