My New Year’s Goals and my “New Year of Life Goals” fall pretty close together since I was born in January
So on my birthday, I’m thinking ahead to what I hope this year of my life will look like
(and yes, that was a shameless plug that TODAY is my BIRTHDAY!)
All over the blogosphere, folks are talking about a word for the year, and it’s AWESOME.
So I wanted to have a word for this 26th year. I immediately started thinking of BIG, DREAMY words. Words like: Soar, Flourish, Achieve, Magic, Create.
But it wasn’t until I heard another word that I found exactly what I was looking for:
Now, I am a planner, a thinking and a dreamer. I am someone who sees “The Big Picture” but can’t always narrow down the steps to get there.
I’m also a starter, but not always a finisher.
So this year is about being Consistent (yes, with a capitol “C”).
I want to do what I say I will do, and do it in a short time frame.
I want to set goals that are small and realistic that will be a part of the bigger goals.
Here are a few examples of my small steps:
Give a definite plan to people (not “We can talk about it later”, but “I will call you tomorrow so we can make a plan).
Work out twice a week (not start a workout plan, do it for a week, then not work out for two months).
Read one book a month.
Get up early three mornings a week to spend time in prayer and Bible study.
Blog three times a week.
Now, those small steps may not really be my ultimate goals. I would really like to workout three times a week, read my Bible every day, and read LOTS of books and blog everyday. BUT, because if I set my goal to be higher and I miss it once, I will probably quit. So I want to choose things that I can CONSISTENTLY do. Then if I do it extra, AWESOME!
In what areas do you want to be more consistent?