I don’t know about you, but 2010 was a very challenging year for a lot of us to say the least.
The temptation I have when things get tough is to hold back and be reserved or reticent about goal setting for the future.
Unless you are a quitter that is not the right approach.
Here is a great way to approach this next year.
Start by asking some questions.
Questions for the New Year!
It’s miserable trying to play a part for which you’re ill suited. It’s like walking in shoes that don’t fit. So this coming year ask yourself: What am I good at? What do I enjoy doing most? What accomplishments make me feel best? List 5 moments in your life when you were acutely aware of this sensation. Does this reveal anything about your purpose? If money was not a consideration what would you want to do to fill your days? How does this compare with where you are now? What one small step can you take right now – one phone call made, one letter written, one e-mail sent – to move you toward your true calling? What have you learned about your purpose through failures? Are some areas clearly not a part of your calling at this point? Who do you admire for the way they’ve applied their talents? How are you like them? What can you learn from them? How would you describe your vision for your life this year? Five years from now? Ten? Who are the people in your life who really “get” who you are? Have you asked them what they think your purpose might be? Have they given indications of how they think you should use your talents? If you could write you own obituary, what would you want it to say? What would you like to be remembered for?
While we never arrive at our final destination in this life, we can get on the right path, with the right tools, making the right choices along our way!
WRITE OUT TEN TANGIBLE GOALS FOR 2011-
With God’s help I will see these Ten accomplish this year
Remember to be SMART about setting goals
S – specific, significant
M – measurable, meaningful, motivational
A – attainable, achievable, action-oriented
R – realistic, rewarding, results-oriented
T – time-based, tangible, trackable
New Years Day is a great time to settle down a write down some tangible goals for 2011.
“GOD SAID…’BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY.'” GENESIS 1:28
Or a friend of mine used to tell me – Hey Steve, “Set your goal, know your roll and pay the toll.”
Happy new year.