Been thinking about goals for next year. I love goals. I have learned the excitement of trying new things and reaching for something difficult. Even if you don't meet all of your goals, you have stretched yourself, tried new things, learned important lessons, and had the thrill of finding you can do hard things.
Some good goal quotes:
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins.
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” ― Louisa May Alcott
“If you're trying to be miserable, it's important you don't have any goals. No school goals, personal goals, family goals. Your only objective each day should be to inhale and exhale for sixteen hours before you go to bed again. Don't read anything informative, don't listen to anything useful, don't do anything productive. If you start achieving goals, you might start to feel a sense of excitement, then you might want to set another goal, and then your miserable mornings are through. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind.” ― John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable
I love the last one.....if you are bored or miserable, change your life! Set a goal, try something new, pray for the Lord to spark a passion in your life. Your passion can spark others.
These are some I am thinking about for 2014:
- Make 12 quilts
- Read a classic book
- Attend all book club meetings
- Teach a new quilting class at church for the quilt ministry
- Run, and finish, a half marathon
- Run 500 miles
- Participate in a bible study
- Learn to sew clothes and make a dress for Emma (my new grand baby!)
These are pretty lofty goals and I may not do them all, but I think it is important to have goals that stretch you.
Have you thought about goals for next year? What are some of yours? If you are not used to this idea, you don't have to start out with 10 goals, just set one or two and learn the joy of reaching and accomplishing something outside your comfort zone.