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10 (or 11) Pieces of Advice on Goal Setting

January 24, 2008 Leave a comment

A couple weeks ago I set some goals for myself in 2008, maybe you did to. Here are 10 steps Mark Batterson posted about goal writing.

#1 Start with Prayer
#2 Check Your Motives

#3 Get Ideas From Others
#4 Think in Categories
#5 Be Specific
#6 Write Them Down
#7 Include Others
#8 Celebrate Along the Way
#9 Think Big

#10 Keep Dreaming

It’s a great list and I have a goal of using it to refine my goal list. If I could I would add one more step:

#11 Make Things Measurable

I am the type of person who is motivated by progression and completion. I don’t want to make goals just so I can check them off the list, but if my goals are not measurable I will most likely forget them or become discouraged and forget them.

Categories: Goals

2008 Goals

December 22, 2007 1 comment

Have you started thinking about your goals for 2008?

I am beginning to formulate a few thoughts. I am working to develop a some goals in the following areas…

– spiritual growth
– things to start doing
– things to stop doing
– my role as a father
– my role as husband
– my role as a leader/manager
– personal accomplishments and interests

We have all heard the saying, “If you shoot at nothing you will hit nothing.” I don’t want to hit nothing and be the same dude at the start of 2009 that I was at the start of 2008.

How about you?

Categories: Goals, Thoughts