There are times when I just need to start over and reset myself. Either the project has been completed and the goal reached, or it’s not working and I need to change direction.
Now that those days are past, I have to be more intentional, self-starting when it comes to ordering my life.
I like Daniel Harkavy’s approach in Becoming a Coaching Leader. You need to identify your “life accounts.” Life is like a collection of bank accounts. Each has a certain value. Some have great balances, others might have respectable ones, and a few might be overdrawn.
Here are mine—God, Self, Cindy, Family, Ministry, Friends, Finances.
To RESET is to answer the question, “What is important to me?” How am I doing in matters that mean the most to me?
What I call “Ministry” you might name CHURCH. At Mt. Carmel we break that out into 3 areas—Worship, Serve, and Grow. You can ask, “When do I worship? Whom do I serve? How do I grow spiritually?” You could use those as sub-accounts. Whatever works for you!
Fewer accounts are better, of course, but you want to make sure you cover what’s important to you.
So hit the Pause Button—reset your priorities.
What does your list of “life accounts” look like? When do you find it easier to start over?