Just the thought of making and being accountable for goals used to terrify me.
Not anymore. Why? I learned the important lesson of seeing the big picture, about paying attention to the details. I’m a details kind of person. I like details. The little things. And when I realized that goals could be little, I jumped with joy. Well, maybe I didn’t really jump, but I did a mental happy dance 🙂
So, let’s get into my goals…
First I chose a power word for 2016. My word? Strong. My Bible describes strong as having the capacity for endurance or exertion.
Having the capacity. I like the sound of that. Capacity. It just sounds big. Capacity; capable. I can do it.
Endurance is the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; to carry on despite suffering.
I can endure. I am Strong.
And my goals followed that word:
- Strong self-image
- take time to put on some makeup
- remember to follow a skin care routine
- get more active
- Strong body
- less/fewer processed foods (let’s not get too radical and cut them all out!)
- more water
- more fruits & vegetables
- Strong mind
- read for fun
- read more study guides
- enjoy my fiction
- Strong life
- regular family Bible studies
- more activities together
- be more active on my blog
These aren’t monumental goals. They are daily choices to be more strong, to be more active, to be more involved. When we realize that a goal doesn’t have to be so big, it becomes easier to set more of them!