Okay, I feel like the word “goals” is kind of scary. To be honest, I have been surrounded by people this last year that have pushed me to write goals out, to declare them, and to run after them intentionally. I for sure have SET these goals, declared them, and ran after them, but I haven’t yet taken the time to really write them out. Setting it in my mind is enough, right? WRONG.
I mean, I am being dramatic – it’s not wrong, but what if there was power in writing them out? I was reading the bible today and came across this verse in Habakkuk 2 that says, “…write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” This is something the Lord says – to write down the vision and make it plain on tablets. THERE IS POWER IN GOAL-WRITING.
Now before you have an anxiety attack, trust me, I’ve been there. You have all the best intentions to set goals and be productive and change the world, but something about writing down the goal and setting a deadline is TERRIFYING. It is, and you know why? Because it puts pressure on you. It holds you accountable to a promise you’re making to yourself. It forces you to be intentional with your time and your energy, because you have a goal that you’re trying to reach by a deadline.
So with this, I challenge you:
Choose one goal –
Just one that you want to accomplish before the end of the year (46 days away). Make it specific and make an action plan to accomplish it. Do you want to lose 15 pounds? Do you want to gain 200 more followers? Do you want to publish 6 more blog posts? Do you want to get through Christmas debt-free? Do you want to pay off a credit card? do you want to make your bed every day? Whatever it is, set it and DON’T forget it (ha little crockpot joke for all y’all homemakers).
Write it down –
Like really grab a pen and paper (or a tablet), and write it out. Put the words down, set your deadline, and begin to make an action plan.
Make it visible –
Put this goal somewhere you will see it everyday. That could be your planner, your fridge, a sticky note in your car, or a lipstick note on your mirror – either way, be sure that you are reminded daily of this goal you have set for yourself AND HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE TO IT.
That’s it!! I’m kidding, I know there is really a lot more to it, but in my honest opinion these are the most important first steps to reaching any goal. You got this, world-changer.