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?
I like the idea of saying yes more often. Sometimes it is far too easy to say no. :)ReplyDelete
Love the idea of reframing goals as dreams! It sounds MUCH more exciting and less daunting.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to following along as you say, "YES!"
Also, I did not hit my 30 book mark last year. So, your 60 book dream is mind blowing to me!! Mind. Blowing.
mmm I love the fact that you are dreaming instead of setting goals! I am blown away by the fact that we can dream the impossible with God and invite him into our wildest imaginations and actually see them take place!ReplyDelete
I love your writing. I'm glad I get to read it on a regular basis. It is so satisfying to follow along with your dreams as you post about your experiences and also blog for Weaving Influence. You are so real.ReplyDelete