I’ve written a post about how to embrace the process of growing over at my blog for men, BoldForGood.com:
New Year’s is magical for most of us. January 1 holds almost mystical powers for us.
It’s okay. It’s a new year. All the stuff I wrecked and messed up this year is now in the past. And everything I meant to do but didn’t will certainly get accomplished this time around.
The problem is, February 1 is rarely as exciting a day as January 1. Why? Because we’ve already blown it, missed the mark, and messed up again.
I don’t have any advice about how to get it all right in 2017. I have yet to have a year of perfect performance. I live my life clinging to the grace and power of God because I have no power on my own.
What I do know is this one big, simple truth that can change everything about how you face this new year.
It’s not about perfection. It’s not even about progress. It’s about the process.
That’s just the introduction.