I’m a big fan of setting goals. Not so much resolutions, as those seem to be out of reach, never gonna happen goals… like never eating sugar again. Talk about a set up for failure. But attainable goals, absolutely!
This also means that my children are asked to consider what they want to accomplish for the year. We are a goal oriented household. Why? Because as I explained to a family member, if you don’t set a goal how can you evaluate how you spent your year?! Having goals also helps focus your efforts and keeps you from floundering from one thing/event/activity to the next.
So for 2017, my goals are:
- 1000 miles of cardio, 2 minute plank and the splits.
- Bench press 80% of my body weight
- 6 races (1/2 marathon and/or triathlons)
- Lower BMI by 15% (yes, this one is going to be tough)
- Read all of Psalms, Proverbs, Romans and the Gospels
- Complete the course work for my superintendent certificate
The rest of my household created equally rigorous goals for themselves. My only requirement on my girl’s goals were that they had to be something that wasn’t necessarily achievable in January.
We also have to update our Frantic Family board with a new rallying cry. If you haven’t ready 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family, you should!!! Here is the board from last year.
What is great about this is that we could look back to the board and see how we accomplished so many of our Defining Objectives!
My plan is to make a pretty board this year! Add it to my list…
So there you have it. My challenge to you is that if you haven’t written down any goals for the year, do it. Don’t get tied up in resolutions. Make plans to achieve your goals!