What Stories will You Write in 2010?

Over the holiday break I read this book by Donald Miller. Then I read his new year post and was inspired. Donald talks about the stories we write with our lives. He said this in his book:

“The ambitions we have will become the stories we live. If you want to know what a person’s story is about, just ask them what they want. If we don’t want anything, we are living boring stories.” -Don Miller

I’ve come to recognize that most people who are doing things with their lives that others envy, do them on purpose. They write their own stories. They set a goal, go after it, and have a story to tell after they accomplish it.

My question to you is, what stories do you want to tell at the end of 2010?

Maybe you want to:

  • Run a marathon
  • Travel somewhere that you’ve never been
  • Take up biking
  • Read 25 books
  • Serve people less fortunate than you on a consistent basis
  • Mentor people younger than you
  • Get mentored by a great leader
  • Go to the Superbowl

I don’t know what your desires and ambitions are. What I do know is that the only way you’ll write a stories worth talking about, is by writing them on purpose.

Take a day with your calendar and a journal and write out what you’d love to do this year (even if it seems outrageous) and make a plan to do it. Be specific – set a date, and go after it.

What stories do you want to write?

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