As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I am going to share my goals for 2011 today. The main reason I set goals is because as Zig Ziglar said: “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” Also, I find it helpful to write them down and to share them with others as this helps hold me accountable.
Here are some of my goals for 2011 (I have broken them down into categories):
1. Physical health:
- Walk for 20 minutes 4 to 5 times a week.
- Get off my diabetes, cholesterol and high blood medication by the summer.
- Be home more nights than I am out.
- Schedule life around breaks instead of scheduling breaks around life.
- Take a Sabbath day each week.
2. Personal and spiritual growth:
- Read 24 books this year.
- Continue to work on having an emotionally healthy spirituality.
- Read through the bible this year. I am going to use YouVersion to do this. Will you join me?
- Continue to blog at least 5 times a week.
- Attend Catalyst West at the beginning of March. I am very excited about this conference.
- Spend a half day every month in prayer and reflection.
- Find a mentor by the end of February.
- Weekly date night.
- Go on at least one getaway together without the kids.
- Pray together every night.
- Read at least three books together that will help us grow in our marriage. Anyone have some good suggestions for books?
- Focus my attention on them from after supper to bed time.
- Read the bible and pray with them every night.
- Go on a family vacation in the summer.
- Have family fun night on Friday nights.
- Step out of my comfort zone more.
- Delegate more.
- Do at least one sermon series on a book of the Bible.
- Build more connections with our community contacts.
- Implement new spiritual formation process into the life of the church.
- Find ways to continue to be involved in my community without sacrificing my health, family, etc.
- Connect more with my neighbours.
- Find a hobby (I have been dabbling with photography a bit).
It is great to have goals; the hard part is the implementation of them. I read this motivational quote this morning:
The point of greatest resistance is when we first begin to act on the truth. From that point on, resistance gradually diminishes. Paul Evanson
Many of my goals for 2011 are the same as last year because I didn’t accomplish them. I don’t want the same thing to happen this year!