"I don't wanna do this," I think. "Just keep it up until the next half-mile meter," I tell myself, "You can quit then if you want."
Somehow I've never stopped mid-video yet. One of the last things Leslie says on the video is the question, "What are your goals?"
Indeed. Why am I torturing myself?
- so I can be healthier
- so I can avoid becoming diabetic (I had gestational diabetes 20 years ago which puts me at risk for Type II Diabetes)
- so I can lose weight
- so my feet will not bother me with tingling and burning and pain (and it's working - I have had very little pain with my feet in the 6 weeks I've been doing this.)
I wrote a little piece about the word "zenith" for words on wednesdays at The Write Practice that I was going to submit last week. I ended up never doing that but I suddenly thought of it when I was thinking about "What are my goals?"
The word zenith means the highest point reached by a celestial or other object. It also can mean the peak of achievement.
I thought about high points in one's life, such as
- Wedding Day
- Birth of a Child
- A Goal Achieved - perhaps one you fought tooth and nail to accomplish
How can you progress once you've reached a zenith?
Set another goal. Life must forever be a time of goal setting. Once you reach one level, you strive for the next..
Jesus said, "Be ye perfect even as my Father in heaven is perfect." (Matt. 5:48) An unattainable goal, yet a worthy one. We have a model of perfection - Jesus. Becoming Christlike is a job that is never-ending. Even when we have retired from earthly endeavors, we can still work towards perfection.
I thought about the question, "What is my zenith - my Life Goal?
The ultimate, the culmination of any achievement I might make would be the day I'm met at that heavenly gate, and the Master says to me, "Well done, Jerralea, you've been a good and faithful servant."
There is no zenith higher than that.
I'm linking this post with the community of writers at #TellHisStory, because setting goals is part of my story, and my story always leads to Him. You can link up, too, at JenniferDukesLee.com