Since it is the New Year and I do believe in goal setting, I felt i should write a few words here. First I want to post my motto and purpose here. I think I function better when I have a motto, purpose and goals. It doesn't mean that I am always successful, but it does help me have a road to travel rather than just question marks ahead. I have set goals for most of my adult life, and have succeeded in some of them, not succeeded in others, and have fallen flat on my face for a good many. However, I feel I have probably have accomplished more having them, than I would have if I hadn't set any in the first place. It is also true of having a motto, purpose, and priorities. It is much easier to know where I am going if I know where I want to be. Sometimes I call that "living to my obituary". What do I want people to say about me when I am gone? Maybe if I make the effort then they will be able to just use my purpose for life to describe my life. I am not there yet.....long ways off, so I guess I will have to live a lot longer. Ha ha.
"I start out each day with a spring in my step, twinkle in my eye, and a smile on my lips."
Mission Statement: (Purpose)
"I want to be the me God created me to be. I will face the world with integrity, unconditional love, a sense of humor, and gratitude.
My greatest desire is to be a light of faith to my family and friends.
My life will be bountiful as I experience growth, nurture others, and recognize God's gifts and glory, and live each moment to the fullest."
Quotes for the year:
"You don't know everything, but you know enough." Neil L. Anderson
"Let us reflect on the times we responded to the voice of the Lord. Let us plan to listen and respond to the Lord's voice."
1. Move my body more
2. Eat better
3. Feed my soul
4. Be my purpose
5. Bless my family
Now what I will need to do is break those down into tiny steps to move forward. I am a big believer in "Eating the Elephant" one bite at a time. I'm not sure how I will make this all happen, but the first step is in choosing the goals and then becoming very aware of them, and including them in my day to day life.