I always enjoy taking time in late December/early January to think about the year ahead. What are my goals for the year? How do I break those goals down and take steps day by day, week by week, and month by month so that I can see those goals accomplished by the end of the year? Even though it takes a little while, it is worth it for me to take that time to think, write, and decide.
My list of goals are grouped into three different categories: personal, home (family), and work. Once I have a realistic listing of 5-6 goals for each group, I decide on specific deadlines for each one. Then, I print my list out and keep it in my journal. At the end of each month, I take a couple of minutes to read through the list again to see what I have accomplished – I love checking things off! 🙂 – as well as see if I am on track to accomplish those goals that are more long-term in nature.
One of my personal goals for 2010 is to continue to memorize Scripture, so I have updated that SK webpage and will attempt to list each month’s passage.
Have you taken the time to list your goals for 2010? If not, I would encourage you to do so!
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)