I’m not a great one for New Year’s Resolutions. Those vague aspirations to lose weight, get out of debt and exercise more are bound for failure by now. They are not “smart” and haven’t motivated for resolve. It is two weeks into 2013 now, so why not grab a piece of paper and re-plan for some real life change in 2013?
Firstly don’t have too many goals – our minds just can’t focus on more than five.
Secondly make them SMART – Specific (identify exactly what you want to achieve), Measurable, Actionable (every goal starts with a doing word like Quit, Finish…), Realistic (it will stretch you but is possible) and Time-bound (it has an end date).
Thirdly write them down – a friend of mine has his goals on a post-it note by his desk.
Fourthly go public. Tell friends or family, post it to facebook, start a blog! People will ask how you are doing and that is a powerful motivator!
This year one of my goals is to “Blog my way through the whole Bible everyday at www.thegatewaychurch.info/blog”
Why not make one of your goals to read the whole Bible through – it’ll only take 12 mins per day and it will do you good! I’m using the Murray M’Cheyne Plan
Andy Moyle, The Gateway Church