Whenever a new year rolls around, we count it high time to start fresh, start new, or simply start differently than we did the previous year. Why not? But we often fail to achieve our goals. I wanted to share these 3, simple points, because I’ve found them to be helpful. Hope you do, too.
- Make relevant goals. Don’t adopt someone else’s goals because they sound cool or trendy or even doable. Don’t adopt something simply because you like the meme on Facebook. Make goals that are relevant for you and your personal situation. Decide what is most important to you and God and go for it. (If you’re really brave, you’ll ask someone who is close to you what they think you should aim for this year!)
- Make measurable goals. Set up steps between you and what you want to achieve. Too often we set up nothing but an abstract idea of what we want without setting up helpful, step-by-step measurements to help us get to it. For example, if you want to read the Bible from cover to cover, set up chapter-by-chapter or book-by-book measurements so that you can cross off covered territory.
- Make Christ-centered goals. I’m not against goals being around health or weight loss or career development. All of these things have there proper place. But at the end of the day, if what you do doesn’t help you grow closer to Jesus and live with His purpose in your life, then, according to the Bible, you’ve failed (Matthew 16:24-26). We cannot be willing to gain everything we want at the expense of a Christ-centered life.