For the A to Z challenge this year, I’m posting about one of my favorite things: Living the life you were born to live. I’ve been so blessed with a family that constantly encourages me and builds me up and I want to pass that along to y’all! I’ll be traveling a lot during the month, so some of the posts are scheduled ahead of time and answering comments might take some time. I’ll try and keep up though. Thanks for stopping by!
G is for Goals
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Goals. The very word makes me happy. If it sounded prettier, I would probably have a character named Goal one day. Don’t worry though, I don’t think it will happen. 🙂
What exactly is a goal? Here’s a definition: the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result or the destination of a journey.
One reason goals are so important is because all of us is going somewhere and if we wander aimlessly through life, then what good does that do? Here’s a little snippet from Alice in Wonderland that illustrates the point:
Alice began rather timidly;
“Cheshire Puss, would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk from here?”
The cat replied, “It all depends a good deal on where you want to go to.”
To this, Alice responded, “I don’t much care where I go.”
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter which way you walk.”
The reason most people never reach their goals is because they don’t define them, or they don’t seriously consider them to be achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going and what they plan to do along the way.
You always move towards your goals, regardless of what they are. If your goal is to get home in time to watch a television program… you’ll most likely achieve it. If your goal is to become successful… you’ll most likely achieve that as well. If you set small goals, you’ll most likely achieve small goals. The same is true with medium goals and really big goals. You’re the one who determines which goals you set – so choose wisely!
Each person on earth was created for a reason, and I think only a small percentage of people are living the life God created them to live. When I get to the end of my life, I don’t want to look back with regret, I want to be utterly astonished at the amazing things God did through me. Ephesians 3:20 says “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”. Isn’t that an amazing thought? God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. Or think peoples! God is so much more powerful and amazing than we can even comprehend. Seeking His will for our lives and praying about what goals He wants us to accomplish should be high on each of our lists!
I am so delighted to have goals! I wake up each morning knowing what I need to focus on. When I come to a decision making point, I know which direction I should be heading. Checking off something that gets me closer to my goal is a thrilling feeling. My overall goal, guiding my whole life, is to bring glory and honor to God and live the life He created me for.
Do you have written goals? People who write down their goals have a better chance of being successful than those who don’t. You don’t need to have perfect goals, but they should be written. Until you commit your goals to paper, you simply have intentions that are like seeds without soil.
*Any plan is almost always better than no plan at all.
*Failure to hit the bull’s eye is never the fault of the target. In order to improve your aim, you must improve yourself.