Friday, January 2, 2009
Goals not Resolutions
About 10 years ago, after my divorce, I lived with my brother, Mark and sister-in-law, Connie, for about 6 months. During this time, my brother made me see that I deserved a great guy. They showed me what a great relationship should be like and I saw what true love and respect looked like too. I feel I now have this with Richard.
I also learned from them to make goals not resolutions. Have you ever noticed that 2 days after the new year has begun, you break all the resolutions you made, feel horrible and start thinking about the resolutions you'll make next year. Well, because of Mark and Connie, I now make goals for the year, not resolutions. I try to make about 10 goals. The more specific you can be the better. I don't necessarily accomplish all of them, but I do most of them and if I don't get anything done the first month, I still have 11 more to work on them and I don't have to feel bad. I include on my goals list things I want to happen, as well as things I know will happen. I'll reach for all of these, but celebrate even a partial accomplishments.
My Goals for this year are:
1. Save $10,000
2. Get Sam to sleep through the night
3. Take a trip to California to visit family
4. Read 12 books
5. Cook 4 meals a week
6. Read a devotional 20 minutes a day
7. Have 1 date night a month
8. Go on a ride-along with a police officer
9. Redo writing curriculum
10. Find or form a play group for Samuel
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