For those of you who have been long time readers, you know that I kick of each year by focusing on an area of growth to develop throughout the year. This year’s subject was inspired by a conversation that occurred while eating breakfast with a group of people one morning recently. Between bites of pancakes and sips of coffee, I was explaining how my business, Harris’ Inkwell, was in its infancy and not yet very profitable. That’s when one of the people in the group presented me with this question: “If working on being monetarily successful is not an option, then what other areas in your life can you have success? That question has been kicking around in my head ever since, and I hope to answer it before the end of 2023. I know the answer well be different for everyone, but I believe that whatever the answer is might be the key to happiness.
To begin my quest for answers, I opened the Bible for guidance. As I read, I stumbled onto this verse from the Old Testament: “For the Lord does not see as man sees; for a man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). Maybe as I journey to find answers to this question, I will also grow in other areas of my life. Will you join me on this adventure?