My new dream & workspace--a vintage desk.

My new dream & workspace–a vintage desk.

At this time of year, the advice pouring in from every corner of the internet overwhelms me. Do more of X. Find better ways to do Y. Don’t forget to spend time on Z. Where do we start?

In working through Donald Miller’s Storyline workbook, I’ve come to love the “decision filter” the process provides. (In case you missed that post, you can check out How to Live a Better Story in 2014  ).

But I found out I still need one more thing.

I can dream and plan from now until next December, but until I actually SCHEDULE time for these things in my day, none of them will get done. They will still be wishes on a list.

Scheduling time puts feet on a dream. It takes an idea from theory to action.

So I asked myself, and invite you to ask the same: What ONE THING am I absolutely determined to work towards this year?

That’s what’s going at the top of the list. And at the start of every day.

Will it take longer than we think it will? Always. It’s like a home improvement project: it always takes twice as long and requires 3 or more trips to the home improvement store.

For this month, I’m focusing on item number one of my goals for the year. I will probably do a bit on some others, but ONLY AFTER I’ve worked on number one.

I want to live a better story this year. Working towards priority one and living that story will be where I start. Join me?

What one thing will you focus on this January to reach your goals? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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CONGRATS to Kim Lacognata, who won my December newsletter contest. Kim will get a signed copy of Angel Falls and a mini bolga basket handmade in Ghana.

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