Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 Goals

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint - Exupery

After much thinking, some discussion, and some prayer, here are my goals (if the Lord wills it) for the year:

2011 Goals

As a Christ follower
-Verbally (out loud) submit myself to God daily, every part of me
-Pour myself out serving God and others, investing in their lives
-Using my money, time, and resources store up treasure in heaven
-Spend quality time with God twice daily
-Invite someone to church
-Pray weekly for family, friends, clients
-Do at least one 24 hour Solo retreat (scheduled)
-Set aside some extra giving money for missionaries/compassionate needs
-Reboot confession/accountability with an old friend

As a husband
-One Date every month with Jobina (scheduled)
-One weekend getaway with Jobina (scheduled)
-10 hours/week quality time, meeting our most important emotional needs
-No screens in the bedroom, ever
-Set Up specific boundaries around computer/TV/reading time

As a father/family leader
-Family vacation (scheduled)
-Go down to a maximum three nights a week by end of March
-1 overnight get away with each of my kids (scheduled)
-Minimum 1 hour a week quality time with each of my kids
-2 “dates” with each of my older kids during the year (scheduled)
-4 family day excursions per year (scheduled)
-Rethink how we celebrate Christmas, make own traditions

In terms of my physical health
-Get to bed by 11, 5 days a week
-Minimum once a week aerobic activity (scheduled)
-Purchase winter exercise equipment (ex/ rollers or skis)
-Purchase bike rack for van
-Reduce my caloric intake by at least 20%

As an adventurer
-Two Weekend Adventures (scheduled)
-One day solo adventure (scheduled)

In terms of my financial health
-Do Pay Yourself First (every month) and invest it
-Make 50% on my stock investing
-Make an extra $1000 a month income

In terms of professional/personal development
-Transition to checking email twice a day (a la Tim Ferris)
-Notes: Summaries, next session planning
-Learn Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

I found it hard to come up with specifics for my spiritual goals, so I'm just going to rate each on a scale of 1 to 10 now and then compare near the end of the year where I rate them then. My theme is "doing what works" so most of what I'm aiming to achieve I've already done for short periods of time or I've done as an experiment but quit for some reason. A good example of this is scheduling - I find I get way more of what I want to do when I simply schedule it on my calendar. I'm finding my goal setting is becoming more of personal journey, but I post them here to give myself incentive to not forget about them as I will report on them at the end of the year.

It's past January, so I feel I can realistically finalize these goals after the cold, hard realities of life have supplanted the giddiness of New Year's. Here's hoping I'll have a meaningful and productive year (and I wish the same for you!)


Anonymous said...

[p]Considering about substantially much better indicates of presenting freedom and even protection inside the whole undertaking your hair course of action includes released approach for superb effortless to make use of hair straighteners at existing that depart is essential styling along with straightening a whole lot less difficult and then timeframe saving from the existing [url=http://www.australiaghdwholesale.info/iv-mini-styler-hair-straighteners-p-10.html]ghd in argos[/url] day . These were found in olden days as rewards to [url=http://www.cheapghdaustraliaau.info/ 2011-ghd-scarlet-collection-set-new-limited-edition-ghd-hair-straighteners-p-41.html]sedu ionic ceramic tourmaline straightener [/url] acquire some other items like fuel . as well as mild exciting, logical new undomesticated frizzy hair up-right, they are going to likely way too always be comprised along with on this pertinent [url=http://www.australiaghdwholesale.info/diamond-limited-edition-iv-styler-p-28.html]hair straighteners at boots[/url] warm-up proof backpack offer protection to ensure that you any sort ghd straightener of resources by using havoc much too selecting a elaborate instances for you to give shelter for your hair straighteners additionally whilst about the move . At current, [url=http://www.aughdstraightenersoutlet.info/iv-dark-styler-p-26.html]ghd mark 4 straightener[/url] GHD hair straightening iron is the greatest which can be purchased . The just one with nozzle focuses [url=http://www.purpleghdaustraliasale.info/iv-gold-styler-p-20.html]ghd customer care[/url] flow of oxygen onto the hair . The CHI 1" Ceramic [url=http://www.cheapghdaustraliaau.info/ diamond-limited-edition-iv-styler-p-28.html]ghd pink cherry [/url] Flat metallic is our favored selection of all Farouk types . Our enemy in the [url=http://www.australiaghdwholesale.info/2011-ghd-scarlet-collection-set-new-limited-edition-ghd-hair-straighteners-p-41.html]ghd repairs belfast[/url] faith.[/p]

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that's both equally
educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you have
hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few men and women are speaking intelligently
about. I'm very happy I stumbled across this during my search for something regarding this.

Feel free to visit my web site; visit the official web site