A different way of looking at our lives

January 23, 2016

life-goalStories about resolutions for the year abound these days, and most of these goals are doomed to failure.

But what if we didn’t look at resolutions, but instead at a life goal? A big picture life goal? One that is not that difficult to implement?

Live the highest vision of what is possible.

That, to me, is a worthwhile life goal and one that we can create–and re-create–every day.

Recently, I’ve been lucky enough to see people living the highest vision of what’s possible. Circumstances asked them to rise to the occasion and they did.

Although I’m often let down by people who purport to be super-religious, that wasn’t the case at all in this situation, where these folks lived their Christian faith.


Living the highest vision of what’s possible requires only one thing: some thought. Thought before action.  Here’s the question to guide that thought:

Does what I’m about to say or do reflect my highest vision of myself?

I love this reminder and am keeping it close in 2016.

14 comments on “A different way of looking at our lives
  1. Nancy Hill says:

    I love it too!. Took a while to get there, but I’m close!

  2. Kendra Krebs says:

    Very good advice, I’m looking at things differently this year as well. Learning to pace myself, remember what is REALLY important to me, and taking off bite sized chunks of my goals so I don’t get overwhelmed.

  3. Lori says:

    Very good reminder to live life by.

  4. MELISASource says:

    I love that so much. I”m always looking to better myself, and sometimes it can be hard to do that. This is a great way to keep myself in check.

  5. I’m going to take your advice and use it in my life. I need a life goal to live by.

  6. Leslie says:

    I’m loving this. It really makes you think. I’m trying to get there myself.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Love it and will have to continually ask myself that !

  8. andrea says:

    my “life goal” is to be living a life that glorifies God in every way possible. That is the only way as far as i’m concerned…

  9. Elizabeth O. says:

    What an awesome reminder of how we should live. It’s great to be able to reach for this kind of goal. Thanks!

  10. I love this. Thank you for reminding me that this is how we should live.

  11. Tara says:

    I just recently posted something about being the best you can be each moment–very similar to being the highest version of yourself. I am glad you saw Christians living up to what they believe. Too many people don’t, but we have to remember that if you are a Christian, the relationship should be between you and Christ, and you shouldn’t let the actions of another taint it.

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