So here we are at the beginning of a brand new year!
Did any of you make New Year resolutions?
I never do!
I do set goals, some are short-term and some are further into the future. I don’t do S.M.A.R.T. goals unless there is a specific time I need to get something done (for example I want to write a book between now and May when I’ll be presenting at the Teach Them Diligently convention in Mobile, so I will have it available at my booth).
I also don’t do BHAGs. I know the idea of aiming for the stars is great. I know that most people think that if you aim for the stars and hit the trees, then at least you got off the ground, but I feel it sets you up for failure when you are not able to actually hit the stars.
Yes, you need to set goals that push you, but they need to have a strategy in place behind the goal so you will actually accomplish the goal. Paul Evans has a program he calls the 5 Stones that does an excellent job of doing just that. I’ve used it for a couple years and I’m achieving my goals more than ever.
I’ve spent time over the past two weeks updating my Life Plan (another great idea, this one I got from Micheal Hyatt). I read over it a couple times a year but between the end and the beginning of a new year, I read to update, see if any of my “current reality” has a new look that moves me closer to the place I want to end up.
I’m adding something new this year. I saw so many posts about finding a “word” for
the year that I decided to try it for myself.
My word for the year?
- Spiritual Growth
- Business Growth
- Personal Growth
- Financial Growth
I also decided to find a verse for the year but found two instead:
for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 1Corinthians 16:9
fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Romans 4:21
These verses just jumped out at me in the last days of 2017. Seeing as how I’m opening the doors for my online program and know that when we are doing the Lord’s work our adversary want to stop us I also know that the only way to defeat them is to be “fully convinced.”