Let’s Take a Look At Our Goals List

Do you have a goals list for this year? Did you have a goals list for this year?

Well it’s been just over a month since the year started. Where are you on your goals list?

Some of you are crushing them. You are knocking it out of the park!  GOOD  FOR  YOU!

Others of you may need a little encouragement right about now. So here we go.

First let me start by saying that I had trouble even making a goals list this year. I really did. I sat staring at the blank page for something like a half hour before I came up with one goal. Once I started though I was able to write out a full sheet of them. Some of them are long term and others more immediate and can be done quickly. A good goals list has a balance of both.

Are you behind on your goals? If you don’t know– maybe you didn’t break them down into smaller goals to reach along the way. 

If you have a goal to read one self-help book a month…then you know if you have already read 1.5 books. But if your goal is to lose 20lbs this year….did you break that down into a monthly goal? If you did not, then you may end up in October still needing to lose all 20lbs.

I have a goal to fill my scheduled blogs up for the whole year. I can do that by just working on the 2 blog posts needed each week. But I do not do very well under that pressure. I do better if I have them done and ready in advance. And I like to have options open as to what I am writing about. So my goal is to stay a month ahead on my Thursday topics and to write 4 devotionals a month for later in the year.

So, having weekly or monthly breakdowns of goals is helpful. Another way to help you stay on track is to remember your WHY.

If you are losing 20lbs this year just because it sounds like a good goal to have– chances are you won’t stick to it. But if you are losing 20lbs because you want to get  your diabetes under control…you’ll probably put effort into reaching your goal and get there.

So what are your “whys”?

Look at your list. Come up with a decent motivating reason to accomplish each goal you set for this year. Write it next to your goal so you can see it whenever you look at your list. Remember you are important. Whatever stirs your heart is enough reason to go for it. 

Make this the year you do you! Take care of yourself.

Let’s get back on track.

Grab your list. 

Where are you in progress on it?

We still have March thru December + the last 2 weeks of this month. That’s 10 months and 2 weeks. Give yourself the next 2 weeks to review your list. Think on it. Pray on it. Dream. Be realistic. Do it all.

What is your goal by the end of December?

Then cut that in half and set a marker for July.

Now place two more markers. One  for May and one for October.

If that is enough for you– great! Some of you though will have to do more and that is okay. For you, you may want to break it down weekly to meet each of the 4 markers.

Set aside time each weekend to look over your list. 

Schedule the days of your up coming week to include time toward each of your goals.

It may seem like a lot of effort but goals don’t just happen and in the scheme of things it really isn’t much time at all. You will think on your goals a few minutes here and there for the next 2 weeks. Then schedule your progress markers and that’s it. Then once every weekend you will spend 20 minutes to schedule your week and keep yourself on track.

Before you know it the year will have gone by and you will have hit your goals.

If you had the weekend practice in place already– you might be further along on the goals right now. It is worth the time. You don’t have to give up just because you have fallen behind.

You have a fresh day to start again.

I am here to encourage you to get that list out and pick yourself up…move forward and achieve your dreams.

It’s only February 16. You can start today and pass up all those who are living on wish power.

In the comments below let me know what your goals are and how you are planning on reaching them this year.

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate


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