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Setting Your Goals: Easier Said, Easily Done-goal Setting Part 1

Jan 24, 2008
As you embark upon a new year, many of you will take some time to set goals for 2008. That's a fantastic idea and exercise. Goal setting is an open secret known by top-caliber athletes, successful businessmen and businesswomen, as well as all types of achievers in all the different fields. This definitely includes moms at home! You have the most important job of raising the leaders of tomorrow, so be prepared by setting and achieving your goals - both for you and your children.

In setting goals, the first thing is to be as a Mom focused for each particular day. Goal give quick and long term motivation as you set your schedules. The goals I set help me save time and help to utilize my resources properly so that I stay focused on the tasks. This gives me a chance to enlighten myselft and share that knowledge with my kids.

WHY DO WE NEED TO SET GOALS?

You might be thinking, why do we need to set goals? God will show me the way and I can depend in Him. You have found something very important as you rest your faith in God and this is necessary if you travel God's path. However, having your goals set to short and long term ones allows you to clearly assess and measure your progress as you raise your kids and follow Christ. As your goals are met, you'll also be following God's path.

Don't you feel great when you cross something off your list? I sure do! It's the same way with goals. As you complete short-term goals, you begin to see accomplishment that leads to that fantastic feeling or realizing your final goals.

Did you ever have that feeling that you've not accomplished anything or its lacking, thinking that you've just wasted your time?

Goals eliminate that feeling of a long and pointless grind. I'm sure you know what I mean by pointless grind throughout your day & week.

GOAL SETTING BASICS - WHERE DO WE START?

1. Decide what you really want to do or what you need to do as you raise your children to be Godly leaders. These are life goals for you and your children.

2. Make a list of the short and long term goals needed for you to attain your lifetime goals. Make a chart with each family member at the top of your chart.

3. Make the goals manageable by breaking it down to smaller targets that must be completed. Put them under sub-goals under each major goal for each family member.

4.Write the activities you've done, everyday, so that you can meet your goals. You can begin on the first month, again, breaking it to manageable chunks of weekly activities. On a Sunday or a Monday, write down your everyday activities for the particular week only.

5. Once you have your list waste no time in tackling your goals.

In part 2, I will discuss putting your goals into action.
About the Author
Kerry Beck is the author of Raising Leaders, Not Followers, which encourages parents to train their children to be leaders who rule wisely. She wants to give you a free report about How To Get It All Done at Christian Homeschool Curriculum
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