Resolutions, everyone does resolutions.
They all say, "I'm going to eat healthy, lose 20 lbs, run a marathon, organize my home, and spend more time with my family." but not until a crystal ball drops and the motivation switch suddenly turns on.
That crystal ball time line worked well for Cinderella, and I am pretty sure that she is the only one that it worked for.
A resolution is a proclamation for change.
Fine and dandy but how are you going to get to that change? I can shout to the world, "I'm going to Hawaii!" Do I just start walking and I will figure out a way or does that trip require a road map of sorts? Resolutions have the great opportunity to turn into empty promises with no, result.
So goals, goals work better for me.
A goal is actually the end result. Goals are the umbrellas to a series of intentions. Intentions are your road maps leading to your goals. Kind of like building a house -- you wouldn't start at the roof would you?
My goals can be broken into two sections of the world - business & personal. My
intentions will follow in another blog post. :)
Personal goals for 2014
Seeking God - Jesus. I don't know if he is on the back burner in my little world, but I certainly know that he isn't the lead. This goal is the scariest in ways because he is calling this family to take a crazy leap of faith and I'm still holding on with bloody knuckles. This needs fixing - now.
Intentional Self Care - This includes getting back to working out, eating healthy, and crazy to think sleep!
Relationships - there are few (very few) that are healthy. Time to evaluate. This is not limited to adults, as my children get older, I need to evaluate where our relationships are as well.
Stewardship- this word is thrown out a lot in church. Usually it involves money, and that is important. But we are stewards of every gift from above - time, love, money, our bodies the list is endless. I want to be a good steward of all.
Business Goals for 2014
Money - to take better care of it and grow. (it is a business)
Giving - if it is growing, we are giving more. Intentionally, meaty giving.
Involvement - the message of #sofour is (so) important. It is about people. It is vitally important that people are involved in what we are doing. Win, win for everyone.
Growth - If the prior three are healthy, this will be organic (my favorite word)
Then there are things that I would just like to do. They might work, they might not. I do not have a list of intentions to back them up right now but I need to keep my eyes open for opportunity to say - "yes! I did that! It was awesome"
1- sing in public.
2- speak to a large crowd
3- run a marathon (I'm shaped like a weeble wooble)
4- travel with purpose
So, what are your GOALS for 2014? How are you going to execute those goals? Ready to hustle? I am - let's GO!