It’s that time of year again when we sit down as a family and set some goals for the new year. Â I have written about our process several times so I won’t go into a great amount of detail this time around. Â
I created two printables to make goal setting easier than ever.Â
One geared more towards the kids: My Goals 2014
and another geared more towards tweens and adults: 2014 Goals
It’s nice to spend an evening at home reviewing our goals from the previous year and looking ahead to creating some new ones. Â We always like to see what the kids come up with, we like to guide them of course, but ultimately we want them to take ownership in the process.
Usually a day or two before we have our goal date, we start taking about it with the kids, so they can prepare a bit. Â We also encourage them to pray and we take our own advice.
The 3 biggest steps to creating goals and meeting them are:
1. Discern – Take time to pray and really think about where you are and where you want to go. Goals don’t have to be big to matter, small goals are important too. Â Also, I only put space for 5 goals on my sheets. Â It’s always better to have a few and accomplish them all rather than to have 15 and accomplish none. Â You can always add more!
2. Review – Don’t make your goals and then stuff them away never to be seen again. Â Reviewing goals frequently helps to keep you motivated and working towards accomplishing them. Â We try to keep ours out in the open so we don’t forget what we are working towards.
3. Take Action – A little bit each day adds up to some pretty big progress!
My other posts on goals:
Goal Setting for the Whole Family
Setting Goals in Your Homeschool
Family Goals 2013
What are your goals for 2014?