As you embark upon this year, many of you will take some time for goal setting. That’s a fantastic idea and exercise. Goal setting is an open secret known by top-caliber athletes, successful businessmen and businesswomen, as well as high achievers. This definitely includes moms at home! You have the most important job of raising the leaders of tomorrow, so be prepared by setting and achieving your goals – both for you and your children.
The basics of setting goals give you focus as a Mom focus each day. Goals also provide short-term and long-term motivation as you plan your day, week and month. The goals I set also help me organize my time and resources so I will stay focused. This allows me time and resources to educate myself and share that new-found knowledge with my children.
WHY SET GOALS?
You may be saying to yourself, why do I need to set any goals? God will show me what to do each day and I rest in Him. You have discovered a great truth as you rest in your faith and this is necessary as you follow God’s direction. BUT, setting clearly defined short-term and long-term goals will enable you to measure your progress as you raise your children and grow in Christ. As you achieve your goals, you will be motivated to follow God.
Where there is no vision, the people perish
God says it Himself…without a vision (or goal) you will perish. You need goals to reach. Goals in the spiritual, emotional, physical & relationship realm.
Don’t you feel great when you cross something off your list?
I sure do!
It’s the same way with goals. As you complete short-term goals, you begin to see accomplishment that leads to the actual realization of your final goals.
Do you ever go through the day, feeling like you’re not sure what else needs to be done or feeling like you wasted your day away? Goals eliminate that feeling of a long and pointless grind.
I’d like to suggest a book that has helped me be able to say “yes” to the right things in life, “The Best Yes” by: Lysa TerKeurst. Here is a description of the book. Check it out!
Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Author, Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In her book, The Best Yes, Lysa will help you cure the disease to please…escape the shame and guilt of disappointing others…overcome the agony of hard choices…and rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your Best Yes today.
Question: What goals have you set this year? Leave a comment below: