- Psalm 32:8 (TLB) I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress.
A pedometer changed my life.
Doctors have long told us that living an active lifestyle is one of the keys to living a long and “active” life. I remembered that one day when I read that an “active lifestyle” was someone who took at least 10,000 steps per day—I thought to myself, “I will do that.”
But how would I know if I was achieving this worthy goal?
Exit–stage left vague uncertainly and enter–stage right my pedometer (a gadget that monitors and records how many steps you take). Now I know if I am keeping my commitment—my constant companion records every little step for me.
The point? Simple: Develop systems to monitor your progress.
New Year’s resolutions (or whatever you want to call them) are good things. The reason so many of them fall by the wayside is we do not follow-up with the next step—monitoring our progress.
If you committed to read the Bible through this year—then get a little reading plan and dutifully mark off your progress each day. Don’t know where to obtain a Bible reading plan? Send me an address (use the “comment” space below) and I’ll send you one.
If you committed to read a certain number of books this year—then do the math; figure out how many pages you need to read each day/week and dutifully mark them off.
If you promised yourself you will stop being a couch potato and start living an active lifestyle—then buy yourself a pedometer and monitor your progress (your friendly drugstore or—no surprise here, your huge Walmart has them for only a few dollars).
But anyway, you get the picture; monitor your progress; know if you’re winning or losing; stay in the game.
Even a hard-fought loss at the end of the year is more beneficial than coming to the end of yet another year not really sure how you did with your life and honor.