Take a look at the direction you’re going with your professional goals in comparison to the plans you made for the year. What are your top three accomplishments so far? Are they in sync with your aims? If not, don’t panic. This may be a good indication that you need to regroup in the winds of change.
Many people avoid goals like the plague because they are afraid of failing. Have you considered that changing your goals midstream does not constitute failure? Be brave and take a fresh look at how your surroundings have changed and whether your aspirations are still appropriate. It is far better to revamp your goals in light of new circumstances than to blindly press on with unrealistic objectives.
You may have formed a goal this year to improve a skill that you no longer need in your job due to changes in your responsibilities; what new challenge is facing you that requires a different investment of your mind?
Comparing change to the wind, I’ve noticed how they both move us. I’ve admired, as you may have, the beauty of a tree with full branches swaying in a strong wind. What a lovely contrast to an old brittle tree that snaps when gusts of wind whip across its limbs leaving broken pieces behind.
Let your new opportunities inspire you to reach new heights rather than waste time pursuing an irrelevant goal. Let’s ride the winds of change and create new paths of accomplishment! Feel that nice breeze blowing across your face? How refreshing the winds of change can be.
“Look here, you people who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what will happen tomorrow? For your life is like the morning fog-it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Otherwise you will be boasting about your own plans, and all such boasting is evil.” James 4:13-16 NLT