Intentions will barely get us out of our chairs. Intention + effort? That’ll get you up and into motion/action. Action + consistency? Well that my friends is where the magic happens.
I’ve been thinking a lot about goal setting and what I’d like to aim for in the coming year. If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that I can have my plans, but God gets the final say. His will be done. Keeping that in mind, I must surrender my goals to Him.
I’ve also learned, that it’s not the end goal I need to be shooting for, it’s the daily habits that will get me there. For example: if my end goal is “I will lose ___ lbs by June” I need to switch my mindset.
Personally speaking, having this as my goal puts me in an “all or nothing” mentality where in years past, I would do just about anything to hit that goal regardless of the consequences to my health.
BUT if my goal becomes…
“I will eat veggies and move my body for at least 30 minutes every day”,
“I will take my supplements and run 10 miles a week”,
“I will drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water every day and have daily dance sessions with the girls followed by weight lifting 3x a week”
THEN my goal is based on the HABIT that will get me there.
Are you following me?
So, when you’re writing out your goals for 2021 I want you to remember these things:
1) Pray first. No goal should be set without first consulting the Father. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him. If you are in Christ, His strength and Spirit are yours! Seek Him FIRST, then set those goals with His will in mind.
2) Be mindful of the HABITS. Replacing negative habits with more positive ones will help you fill the void that simply cutting things out creates. Remember to write down the habits that will point you in the direction you want to go.
3) Don’t only set goals that will be easy for you to accomplish. Push yourself! Stretch outside your comfort zone. Grow as a person! It will be uncomfortable and require discipline. But oh the reward!! The reward will be well worth it. We can do hard things my friends!
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