I’m truly excited about the new year! There’s a fresh start feeling in the air and my mind is overflowing with new projects, goals and ideas for 2013. It’s funny, they say a girl who chooses not to go to college doesn’t have many options but I’m finding just the opposite to be true for me. I’m having a hard time choosing which projects and new ministries to start on first!
Some of the new projects include some fun changes to the blog that I think you are going to like! I’m not quite ready to share those surprises with you yet but be sure to keep an eye out for them in the coming months.
I’m a very goal oriented person and the thought of making plans and setting goals is a bit thrilling to me. It gets my adrenaline pumping and my creative juices flowing. I feel like I have purpose rather than just muddling through.
I think making goals is a healthy part of life. It’s easy to just let time go by without accomplishing anything of value if we don’t have something to aim at.
With all of these new plans floating around in my head I decided to figure out a way to make sure these resolutions really happened this year instead of just going by the way side.
Here are 3 things I’m doing to make this year’s resolution stick:
#1 Create a Bucketlist
I used a simple document on my laptop to brainstorm and create list of things I hope to accomplish this year. Some of the goals are relatively simple and others are a little more elaborate and lofty. Writing them down, for me, is the first step to actually accomplishing them.
#2 Schedule it Out
I’m using a calendar and taking the time to schedule out the goals I plan to accomplish this year. I’m planning a time to start them, finish them by and the steps I need to take in between to make it happen.
#3 Tell Someone About It
I am much more likely get something done if I tell someone about it first. Accountability puts the needed pressure on me to do the hard thing and get it done. If I keep it to myself I’m much more likely to forget about it or let things slide and waste valuable time.
I’d like to encourage you to sit down and take some time to set at least 2 goals for this year. Maybe it’s a new Bible study plan, a project you want to finish or a mindset you want to solidify. Whatever it is just set a goal! So much more can be accomplished if you have a plan.
One thing to remember though is this: Plans are good. Plans are healthy and tend to make us more profitable but we need to make sure we submit all of these goals to the Lord. We need to have direction but strive hold our plans loosely enough so that the Lord can change and tweak them according to His will. His plans for us are so much higher and greater than anything we can imagine so if He sees a change that needs to be made we can be confident that it will be good for us.
What goals and plans do you have for this year? Share it with us in the comment section so we can help motivate each other!