I love Mondays. I’ll admit I haven’t always liked them but the past couple years have taught me to see Mondays as the springboard for each new week. Mondays are a new beginning, a fresh start and, to me, they hold the most potential of any day in the week. So, I love Mondays.
On this momentous day, I wanted to share a thought with you that may sound a little funny but stick with me and it will make sense. This is it: Is excess holding you back? Is having too much of a “good” thing keeping you from achieving your goals?
Excess can come in the form of …
- Too much work
- Too much play
- Too much sugar
- Too much sleep
- Too much snacking
- Too much alone time
- Too much time with people
- Too much social media time
- Too much structure
- Too much free-time
- Too much … too much!
Are you living a lifestyle of ‘too much’ in certain areas? Is it time for you to practice discipline, diminishing excess, to free yourself and achieve your goals? Even a good thing, when turned to excess, can become destructive. It’s like the saying goes, “‘Everything is permissible’–but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible’–but not everything is constructive.” I Cor. 10:23
If an activity, habit or lack thereof is keeping you from accomplishing your goals, maybe it’s time to reevaluate the time and attention you’re giving to that thing/activity/person.
Just a little food for thought …