Well happy new year! I hope everyone brought in the new year with a bang and that you’re looking forward to a fresh, new start in 2015.
I’ve always been one to make resolutions, so it comes without saying that I would make some this year; however, I do hate calling them resolutions. Even though a resolution is just a “resolve” to do something, there is a common problem with New Year’s Resolutions, and that’s that most of them are not kept. If I call them goals and treat them as such, I feel I will have a much better chance of accomplishing what I’ve set out to do.
One thing that helps me stay focused on my goals (besides my GoalTracker app!) is writing out the process and making a timeline for myself. If I expect to start working out 5 days a week starting out today, I may get discouraged along the way when I miss a day. Instead, I find it not only easier but also healthier to start off slow and steady and gain momentum as the year goes along. So whenever I set my annual goals, I also make a plan to go with it. I hope doing so will help you achieve your goals this year as well.
Here’s what I am setting out to do in 2015:
- Spend 2 hours per month with each child
- Do devotions 3x per week with Prince Charming
- Do devotions 3x per week with Rapunzel and Princess Anna
- Go on 6 dates with Prince Charming
- Lose 25 pounds
- Train my replacement
- Write a book
- Speak at 4 churches
- Increase blog subscriptions to 1,000 (I need your help with this one!)
- Spend 1 hour per week to myself
- Read 6 books
- Do devotions 5 days per week
How about you? What are your goals this year and how will you accomplish them?