I am one of those people. You know the kind. Goal oriented. I love having a list of things to do and pursuing those until they are completed. There are pros and cons to this type of personality. A negative aspect is I don’t rest or relax easily or well. However, one of the positives is I love thinking about, writing, and having goals. And the turn of a year is a perfect atmosphere for just that.

It always feels like a fresh start. The new year brings with it ample opportunity for restarting, renewing, and refocusing on what we would like to be focused on. So while I will sit down and write out some goals for 2023, I must first reflect on 2022. What goals did I have? How did I do accomplishing them? Where did I fall short and why? One thing I realized this past year: some goals I started the year pursuing ended up not being the goals I should have been pursuing.

“You cannot focus on behaviors you will change or habits you will implement until you think through the roles that you fill.”

Scott Slayton

Instead of just jumping into goal setting this year, I will take the time to ask some pertinent questions. While there are many questions I will ask in the process, I really appreciate Scott Slayton’s “Six Questions You Should Ask at the Beginning of 2023“. I may change the title of the article to “Questions to ask at the end of 2022”, the questions he poses are much-needed directional lifelines in considering the goals I will make this year.

I hope the article is an encouragement to you as you reflect on 2022 and begin to plan for 2023. What question did you find most helpful that Scott proposes? Are there any other questions you ask as you prepare for a new year? What other questions would you add to this list? As always I’d love to hear from you as readers. Remember to be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s Day!

Until Next Time…

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