Influenced heavily by Gary North’s life plan of investing 10 hours a week for 30 years to write a complete economic commentary of the Bible (read more about it here), I have changed the way I look at success and my daily tasks.
I used to look at short term goals: what I could today or this week – or even month. But with the demands of life, job, and family, I rarely accomplished even those short term goals – and was often discouraged. My new plan is to ask: what can I accomplish in 25 years? If I stick with any one important goal in my life – what could I do with it in 25 years?
Right now, I can pluck the piano, but can’t make it sound very good. What if I devoted 2 hours a day? In 25 years I’ll bet I could play fairly well. Or I could learn Greek. Or learn how to sew.
At 44 I have to ask the question, “What do I want to do with my life?” What do I want to be known for? Remembered for? What mark do I want to leave on this small circle we call home?
Of a couple things I am sure. I don’t care to be remembered as the best copywriter in the world. I have no glories of hearing people at my funeral speak of my excellent sewing skills, or even piano skills.
What do I want to be remembered by? My love for Jesus Christ.
This can express itself in many tangible ways. Here are a few ways that I hope to accomplish this in the next 25 years:
- Continue to love and care for my family and neighbors through demonstrating kindness and speaking the truth.
- Spread the knowledge of God through excellent faith based writing.
- Continue the good work that God has assigned to me in Reformed Health.
- Finish and publish my 365 day devotional book on the nature of God. Catch a preview here.
- Learn how to market my skills and abilities online for the advancement of the kingdom of God.
What is 25 year plan?