3 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

Well we have finished the first week of the new year! Congratulations! It's always a good time to take a look at your goal list and determine if you were in your right mind when you created it at the end of last year! I'm not talking about your new year resolutions...you've probably already abandoned many of those:)
Oftentimes, our goals fall by the wayside too because we make some mistakes when we put our goal list together. I want to share three things that work for me each and every year and I hope they may help you to not only make the right goals, but achieve them as well.
1- write them down
When we right them down we create a way for us to periodically review them. Writing them down in a journal or notebook creates a way to help hold YOU accountable. You can track your progress bi-weekly or monthly too.
2- be specific and add the details
This year one of my goals was to begin a Gratitude Journal. If I stopped there, it's pretty wide open and way too vague. I could lose traction and fall of the rails because there are no measurable details. So my goal was enhanced: to start a Gratitude Journal that I would write in each morning between 6 and 7 am and that I would place at least 3 entries per day on that list.
3- don't be realistic...DREAM BIG!
I have always been a bit of a dreamer. People will often tell you to write down realistic goals because that way you can achieve them. The problem is that a simple, realistic goal provides very little excitement in achieving it. Who wants to run after something that you could probably hit with little or now effort. That's not a goal, that's a to-do list! I need things that may only be possible if the Lord shows up to help! I like to be creative and let my imagination come into the mix.
When you write down your goal list, full of specific, detail-oriented dreams that may even be a bit outlandish, you are ready and positioned for an amazing year. I want you to know that you are probably gifted in ways that you never realized. You are most likely more creative and than you ever imagined. And as we go through this year, you will see that you are quite a bit stronger and productive than you give yourself credit for. This IS going to be YOUR year. Set incredible goals. Be amazing. And may your cup always be filled to overflowing! Review it-Add to it-Go DO it


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