I may not have done everything I set out for in the past 12 months. Maybe it’s because I set high expectations for myself. Maybe I focus too much of my energy in certain areas. Maybe I didn’t fully apply myself. Whatever the reasons, I don’t look at my shortcomings as a failure. Anyone that manages to reach all of their goals isn’t setting the bar high enough.
When I look back at this past year and think of all the people I’ve helped, it makes me happy. From the monies raised, children in my basketball clinics, smiles from runners, cheers from spectators, hospitals, schools, and shelters visited, at least I made a difference.
One of my goals for this year was to read a book. It’s been a long time since I did that. I just finished reading my third book of the year cover to cover. The first one was Wooden, second was Larry Bird, and my last book was Pistol Pete. I use to think I wasn’t capable of finishing a full book but I now realize I wasn’t reading the right ones. I have always been intrigued by each of those people so it was fun to read about them.
Next year I’m setting out to do some big things. One day if a book is ever written about me I’ll be sure to make this chapter in my life a good one. Please be sure to do the same. Approach everyday like someone is writing a book about it. What kind of book do you want it to be? Whatever you do, make it interesting and full of life!