Goals

January Goals

My last blog post was about the preparation process necessary for achieving your goals. If you missed it please be sure to read Goals for 2017

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Goals for 2017

 

I hope you have been following along on the facebook page

Everything posted this month has been to encourage and help you to go for your goals.

Remember that the decision to set new goals can be made at any time. The important factor determining your success is not that you must begin on New Year’s Day, but that you prepare for success.

First, you need to take the 3 steps of

Discovery

Decision

Declaration

Then, you are ready to start planning on paper

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Your notebook is the place to keep all notes, ideas, and anything that pertains to your goals.

So that is basically a brief review from the earlier post, but now let’s move on from here.


Tips for working on your goals

Are you trying to work on all your goals and feel like giving up because it’s just too much? Look at your list of goals and choose just one. For one month put your focus on taking specific action steps toward the one goal only.  This doesn’t mean you forget about the other goals. Continue to work on collecting information and planning for all your goals. But don’t act on those other goals yet. Full focus on one at a time. 

Please remember that any move in the direction of a goal is progress.
If things aren’t going as well as you expected, don’t get discouraged and give up. Keep going because each day is a fresh start. Be sure to take note of any and all steps you make in the right direction. At the end of the month make sure you reward yourself in some way for all progress you’ve made.  Celebrate all success no matter the size ❄❄❄

A new month means moving on to the next goal on your list. Continue what you have been doing in the first month while starting action on your second goal. Also, be sure to continue writing ideas for any other goals in your notebook.

Keep adding to your notebook and be open to anything that applies to any of your goals. Think about books, magazines, websites and other places to find helpful information. If you are on Pinterest you should create a board for each goal. Then whenever you happen upon something pertaining to a particular goal, just pin and you’ve got it ready for later.  You could also add a Pinterest board for the purpose of collecting ideas to celebrate your success.

Tip #1  Focus on 1 goal for 1 month

Tip #2  Celebrate your progress

Tip #3   Keep going

Tip #4  Collect for later


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How about you and your goals?

Please share questions, comments or your tips about goals in the comments below.

 

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Goals

Goals for 2017

I have a question for you as we near the end of December.

How do you feel as you peer over the ledge into 2017?

Are you worried, excited, hopeful?

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I have been pondering the approach of 2017 for a while now.

I want to welcome the new year and all the possibilities that come with it.  Of course, a fresh start is available 365 days a year. But certainly, it is helpful to merge a fresh start with a new year.

It used to be popular to make a New Year’s resolution and some people were successful, but many forgot about or just gave up on their resolution even before the end of January. The last several years there has been a trend toward selecting a word for the year. You’ve probably noticed that people more often talk about goals instead of resolutions for the year now. I think we are definitely moving in the right direction with these recent changes.

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I strongly believe that successful change starts before the 1st day of the new year.

The following is a summarized process  I’ve put together to help you prepare for 2017. Of course, a different time might be better for you. Don’t feel like you must start something on January 1 or not at all. The time is right when you are properly prepared.


 

Step 1          Discovery

Pause to think and pray about the ending year.

Grab a notebook and pen. Ask yourself a few questions. Write down your answers and any other thoughts you have about improving your life in the coming year.

  • Is God prompting me to make any changes?
  • What has been missing in my life that I could add for the new year?
  • What needs be decreased or eliminated from my life?
  • What are the causes of stress in my life?

Step 2          Decision

You have completed step 1 and now know what needs to change in your life. This leads to a pivotal point in the process. Knowing is worthless unless you wholeheartedly desire to make the change. How much do you want to change things? I can’t over-emphasize the importance of your complete commitment to making the change.

Step 3        Declaration

You’ve gone through discovery and made a decision. Now it’s time to nail it down.

  • List your goals
  • Write out a declaration of change in your notebook
  • Share your commitment with someone

Once you have completed the steps above, you are ready to start the exciting part.

Time to make a plan and prepare. I hope you like to plan because it is absolutely necessary. Preparing can be exciting and fun. It also needs to be practical.

Prepare to succeed 

  • Planning
  • Write it down

Start writing down everything that comes to mind concerning actions for your desired changes. Your plans need to be on paper.arm-1284248_640

From this point, the process is going to be different depending on what goals you decide to commit to for the new year.

NOTE: all of the above steps are only a brief summary of the process

 

Helpful tools and continuing support will be available starting in January on the facebook page >   Every day with the King facebook page

I hope to see you there. Let’s prepare for a great year together.

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