Thursday, January 14, 2010

Goals Twenty-Ten

I welcome 2010. I'm going to own 2010. I think it's going to be a good year.

Like so many others at this time of year, I'm putting together some goals for the future. Goals have been a popular subject on the Dave Ramsey show recently. You can read/listen to a recent call about goal setting here. It was a good call. Dave identified several categories for goal setting: Career, Financial, Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, and Family. I've given these some thought and here's my initial list. I'll leave them open to ongoing review.


  • Do something with those picture books I've written. Write that cover letter. Send it out. That fits under Career, right?.

  • Tweak our envelope system. Already done.
  • Bump up college savings.
  • Replenish our savings (just bought a new HVAC system for the house...ouch).
  • Work on long range savings (vacation, car, etc).

  • Finish this read-through of the Bible.

  • Dig into my non-fiction reading list. At least one per month. Probably two with some fiction thrown in.

  • Run a local 5k trail run in the spring.
  • Put on another 10-15 pounds.

  • Family/Couples Devotions. Also falls under Spiritual
  • Family Vacation!

A less tangible goal for the year would be to pursue my strengths. That is, spend less time worrying about my weaknesses and, instead, invest more into what I do well. That doesn't mean I'll slack off on things I don't enjoy activities where I don't feel gifted. I just not worry about it as much. God gave me my strengths for a reason.

The real question, of course, is whether I'll follow through with this goals.


James Kubecki said...

What if worrying about your weaknesses IS your strength?

Seriously, though, excellent and admirable goals.

Brett said...

Reminds me of a scene from The Office:

"My weaknesses are actually strengths"