Setting Goals (Part 2)

How’s it going, Mama? It’s fifteen days into January! How are those goals coming along? I wanted to share a few more ways I like to set goals for myself.

My friend Jessica recently introduced me to the idea of setting one month, three month, and six month goals. This is a terrific way to aim a little further into the future. I like to start with asking myself, “Where do I want to be in six months spiritually, physically, personally, or financially?” I write out my SMART goal according to each topic, and then from there I set my one and three month objectives to help me aim for the six month target.

Something super trendy right now is choosing a word for the year. I LOVE this because it’s simple, and you could always come back to, “Does what I’m doing in this moment line up with my word?”

To take it a step further, turn your word into a word map. 🙂 My word for this year is focus. If you check out the picture below, you can see that I branched out and wrote some areas I want to be focused in and then got even more specific with ways I can focus on those topics. I have my word map displayed in a place I see regularly to motivate and remind me.

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I recently was challenged by my Babes to think about choosing a verse to focus on for my life. In thinking about planning for 2018, I decided that a verse for the year would be a great way to keep my goals in perspective. Here’s what I chose:

“Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3

Where it’s doing laundry, washing dishes, changing diapers, or working for corporate, let’s commit our goals and dreams to Jesus!

What’s a word or verse you want to focus on in 2018, Mama?

 

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