Who doesn't want that? I'm listening to my networking group's guest speaker, nodding my head in agreement.
"Grab that 3x5 card in front of you. Now list the five things that are important to you. Five things you want to do, to be, to accomplish. Dream big, people!"
I look around the table. Everyone's heads are bowed over the white card. The sound of words falling onto the paper is almost audible.
I write the numbers 1 through 5 along the left edge of the card, stalling. What do I want out of life? I know I should have an answer, or five. How can I be the best version of myself, if I don't even know what I want?
A new car.
Too shallow. As soon as I've written this, I scratch it out, wishing for a backspace key. Delete!
Enough money to retire comfortably.
Still too shallow.
I turn the card over, its reverse side pristine as new snow.
My desires are simple. My needs are few. I am already becoming the best version of myself.
I begin to write:
1. I want to become more like Jesus Christ
2. I want my marriage and friendships to continue to thrive
3. I want to learn instant obedience to my Father's voice
4. I want to die knowing I've changed at least one person's eternal destiny
5. I am already the best version of myself. Because Jesus is my life coach.
~ Jane S. Daly
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