My Goals for 2016

2016-new-year-ss-1920After being moderately successful in keeping up with my priorities and goals for 2015 I realize that I bit off more than I could chew. In other words, I was a little too aggressive in my action under my priorities. Therefore, in 2016 I will be simplifying my action items that drive my priorities. I will, however, keep the same priorities as I believe that they still need to be the main priorities I need to focus on. Finally, I am going to make a serious effort to write about my progress and the subsequent results I am seeing every four to six weeks. I pray that 2016 will be my most all-around fruitful year to date.

Priority #1: Having a strong, vibrant, RELATIONSHIP with the Lord Jesus

  • Wake up no later than 5:30 every weekday morning for personal worship
  • Keep a journal of prayers, reflections, meditations, etc
  • Read spiritually edifying books

Priority #2: Having a beautiful, honest, edifying, fun-loving relationship with Betsy

  • Maximize night time after the kids go to bed with Betsy (being intentional about reading, in-home dates, games, movies, etc).
  • Plan at least one date night every two weeks
  • Do one job for Betsy everyday that would serve her in keeping an orderly home

Priority #3: Loving, leading and enjoying my children

  • Have a heavily guarded weekly family night for games, movies, etc (Fridays)
  • Family worship every night after PJs are on
  • Participate in home schooling whenever I am home for it

Priority #4: Staying healthy and energetic

  • Run three days per week
  • Be in bed no later than 10:00 (M-Th)

Priority #5: Making good use of my free-time

  • Read at least 12 books in 2015 (one per month)
  • No surfing the web after 9:00 p.m. (M-Th)

My word of the year: Consistency – It is a lack of consistency that kept me from doing better on my goals last year. I was very streaky so this year I will be focusing my attention on being consistent.

2 thoughts on “My Goals for 2016

  1. I’ve never seen such a practical list of goals. I’ve said to myself, “do people really make New Years resolutions and actually keep them?” Evidently you do. Now I will think seriously about doing the same.

    Rod M

    • That’s great Rod! Last year was my first shot at it and it helped me immensely. I certainly was not perfect but they did help me to grow in several ways. If you do it I will be interested to hear how it’s going along the way.

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