Goals are there to give you focus, to help you see the bigger picture and to give you something to use as a guide for the choices you make. For example, if you set a goal to save $100 each month towards a dream trip, it might give you resolve to stick to your grocery budget or put back that $2.99 mug that you really don't need.
So even though goals are good, this year I'm not setting goals, I'm selecting dreams.
In 2014, I would like to...
Pay off a mortgage - we've done it once, so I know we can do it again, but it will take discipline.
Lose weight - we've done it before, but again, this is where self-discipline comes into play.
Read more books - I managed 58 in 2013, I'd like to read at least 60 this year, but it must be a priority.
Finding a balance of life and (more) work - it's so easy to waste time when you work from home.
Say "Yes" more often - to middle-of-the-day lunches, road trips, and God-orchestrated ideas.
These are my dreams for 2014. Whatever steps we take to meet them will be considered a success, not tied to specifics, and leaving room for whatever God brings into our lives in 2014.
How will YOU dream big this year?