This week we take on GOALS! How to set them and how to achieve them! Let’s do this!
After a check-in on our previous topic of 3 Do-able Health Goals for 2016, I recommend the following ways to approach setting and achieving goals:
1) Pray! It is so important to approach life’s big decisions and goals prayerfully. Spend some time asking God what he thinks you should be doing to grow in holiness each day and then set your life goals accordingly.
2) Write down your goals. Somehow, goals become more real when we dare to write them down. this forces us to organize our thoughts and be more precise with our hopes and dreams then just “Maybe someday …” kind of wish-making.
3) Share them with someone. This step booth holds you accountable and gains you a partner in achieving your goals. Friends, family, kids, husbands can all support and encourage you if you let them them know what you are hoping to accomplish.
4) Just do it! It sounds simple and dumb, maybe but sometimes we need a reminder that we can just begin working toward our goals. We need to give ourselves permission to begin working right ow, instead of waiting for the “perfect time” which never will come anyway.
Let me know your thoughts on this topic of setting and achieving goals. What are your goals in health & fitness, homemaking, relationships, work or spirituality? What helps you set goals and keep on track once you do?
This week I share a fun conversation I had with Alicia Hernon, co-host of the Messy Parenting podcast. Alicia, a mom of 10, is a veteran who shares from the heart about how to take small steps toward improving your parenting and your marriage. She is a delight to talk to and I just know you will enjoy our conversation. Check out the Messy Parenting podcast she creates with her husband Mike at MessyParenting.org
This week’s challenge is to pick one of your goals and then work backwards to smaller steps it will take to achieve it. Get it down to small enough steps that there is some action you can take toward your goal today. And then DO IT! Go you!
I share feedback from listener Tracy who adds her thoughts to our recent discussion on saying no and tells how much she enjoyed hearing from Minnesota Mom, Margaret Berg, recently. Also, the lovely Alice left a review at iTunes this week. If you have the time, go there and leave your review/subscribe to the podcast now. Thank you!
Thank you, as always, for being here. Your encouragement and support of Girlfriends means so much and I am so grateful for your presence here. God bless your week!
Also mentioned in this episode:
My Fitness pal app (calorie tracking)
Greg and Jennifer Willits (who share about weight loss on their podcast)
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