Happy New Year!! Hope you had fab Christmas and New Year celebrations? 2012 is finally here and I am so excited. I mentioned in an earlier blog post that 2011 was my year of setting foundations and 2012 is my year of building on those.
This morning my pastor shared a very interesting sermon. The main point was distinguishing between success and significance. Some people work their whole life to be successful. They have the money, cars, women/ men but beyond their death no-one remembers them. Then there are the significant people who have immemse social standing and influence but possibly very little money e.g. Mother Teresa. So who do you want to be? Is it possible to achieve both.
I personally believe both is a perfectly acceptable goal. In fact we know people who have lived both (think Steve Jobs). I want to acquire money and material goods but also want to impact people’s lives. So…the first day of 2012 I spent in great reflection and positive anticipation. I think of the brand new year ahead of me and smile.
One of the greatest things in life is hope/ possibilities. I aim and am striving to be successful and significant. I know it will not be easy, will take a lot of effort and remembering what is important in life and most especially clinging to and walking with God believing that no matter what He is with me.