Monday, February 10, 2020

Simple Year Simple Goals


I decided to simplify my goals this year. I often write at least 12 items I want to accomplish plus, some miscellaneous things. Because I am working full-time and we are making our new home truly ours, I decided to simplify my objectives for the year.

Many good things happened last year. I reached a lot of my goals such as the goal to read more. I want to keep reading this year. Because I consider that an established habit, I didn't include that in this year's goal.

Going from 12 plus to 3 goals wasn't easy until I forced myself to answer the question: what do I really want? I want to know God. I want to care for my family. I want to be as healthy as I can be.

I am making room in my daily life for these three things to happen. I understand I can use all of them against each other as excuses. For example, I can pretend I'm too busy to read and study my Bible because of the ages of my children. I can pretend I'm too busy to exercise because of all church and family responsibilities. I decide to make room for God, family, and health instead. I make these three goals complementary instead of competitive. For example, it is easier to serve God and family when I am healthier so yes, I'll make time to run. It is easier to serve my family with a grateful heart when I have God's word hidden in my heart so yes, I will read the Bible in One Year.

Goals should be complimentary of each other, not competitive.

I decided to simplify my goals this year. I'm choosing God, family, and health.

What are your goals for this year? How can you make them complimentary?

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