Practical Ways to Fulfill Your Goals – Part 2

goal-setting-21Ok Here is installment number 2.

If you didn’t hear the sermon,  I encourage you to listen to it here.  And if you did not get the first 2 practical step Click here!

If you are really wanting to accomplish the goals that God has for you this year here is some more practical steps.

3. Chunk down your goals: In order to reach your goals, you just need to take the next action, then the next. When you think about your goals, break them down into bite-size chunks until you have gone the whole distance.

I am actually practicing this right now.  One of my goals is to blog this year and develop a habit of encouraging and building people up with my blog.  Now I could have taken all of these step and put them into one LONG post but I think it is better to take them in small chunks.  So I am making this a practice of not saying everything at one time 🙂  As many of you know I am also making weight loss a goal.  Now to look at 50 pounds is a huge goal (at least for me).  But I have decided to chunk it down and my goal is to only weigh myself once a week and make my goal to lose 1.5 pounds a week.  That make it more manageable and helps me  stay focused and not get overwhelmed.

4. Get it on your calendar: If you’re like most people, if it doesn’t get on your calendar, it doesn’t get done. You won’t accomplish your goals in the leftover time, because most of us don’t have any.

This goes for anything important in your life.  We need to prioritize in order to get the thing we need to done.  This goes back to the The Tyranny of the Urgent. Here are 2 things you need to schedule.  a)  Specific time to work on each goal.  b) A Specific time to review your goals for the week.  A third thing that might not be a bad thing to schedule is a specific time to talk about your goal with someone. They may be able to add clarity, encouragement and knowledge to your process.  If you would like send me an email and maybe we could meet.  Email me here

5. Honor your commitment: Take your goals seriously. Think of them as your solemn commitment to change, and honor them accordingly.

Ok now I am going to go meddling. 🙂  If we set goals and don’t work on them we are not keeping our word.  We stress this with our kids, but honestly we need to here what God says about this.

Ecclesiastes 5:4 When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him.

Numbers 30:2 A man who makes a vow to the LORD or makes a pledge under oath must never break it. He must do exactly what he said he would do.

Ok, Pastor so maybe I shouldn’t make goals because then I won’t be able to break them.  That is not the answer either.  Here is what James says.

James 4:7  So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

So lets get to it.  If there is a way I can help please let me know.