Select Page

It’s been a good 10 months since I’ve posted here.

And I’m tired of letting this blog sit here and collect dust while I wait for “inspiration” to strike. So I decided to commit to posting on here at least every other week (If more than 14 days go by without a new post you have my permission to email me and ask what’s up… my email is jmonen@gmail.com).

The truth is I have 23 “draft” posts I’ve written but haven’t published on here.

Why?

Well I have two excuses reasons:

1. My struggle with perfectionism

2. I’ve allowed myself to become too busy

OK. Enough about me and my excuses. Bottom line: I’m back.

Now let me ask you a question:

Do you ever feel like you need to “make a comeback” after it’s been a long time since you’ve done something you think you should’ve been doing all along?

Let me explain…

Take exercising for example… instead of just working out do you feel like you need to “make a comeback?” Buy all the right fitness clothes, join the expensive gym, start the insanely crazy diet, etc. You know what I mean?

Or what about spiritual disciplines. Instead of simply reading your Bible and praying in the morning again we have to read through the entire Bible in 6 months, go on a 3-day fast and fly to Africa to go on the next short-term mission trip.

OK. Maybe I’m the only one who thinks like this (but I doubt it).

So what’s the answer? I don’t claim to have a magic pill but here’s something I’m trying and see working in my life.

It’s focusing on simple habits instead of grandiose dreams.

Now don’t get me wrong… I love dreams and I believe we should DREAM BIG! But there is something powerful in forming simple habits.

So instead of getting down on myself because I haven’t written that book I want to I can start writing on here every 14 days again.

Instead of saying I’m going to climb Mt. Hood soon I can start doing 100 pushups each day.

And instead of thinking I have to do some profound thing for God and “make a comeback” spiritually, I can just start walking and talking with him every morning.

Does any of this make sense to you? Can you relate to any of it? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

 

About Josh Monen

Josh is a Christian, entrepreneur and writer from Ridgefield, WA. He's married with three kids: ages 4, 2 and 1. Before he met God, Josh was a drug addict with a $500/day cocaine addiction that almost killed him. Today he's seeking a real authentic relationship with God and others.