Why I Did Not Meet My 2012 Goals
Last year around this time, I wrote down some goals for 2012. I even published them on this very blog and went about my business to complete them. Guess what?
I didn’t hit one of them.
There could be many reasons, but I want to list them, in no particular order, so that you might benefit and do better in 2013 than I did in 2012.
I made goals just for the sake of having goals.
Somehow I bought into the idea that I had to have some goals. I had to write something down. What I discovered over this past year is that the only thing worse than having no goal is having the wrong goal. Sure, it’s awesome to have a road map, but just because you take a road on a map doesn’t mean you end up where you want to or where you should.
These were only my goals.
Don’t misunderstand me. We should have our own goals. However, they should be unified with family goals. They should be supported by family. They should even….stay with me for a second….be shared with family. Goals are meant to be shared, supported and celebrated.
These were not God’s goals.
I made a mistake. I set some goals and asked God to bless them. Ouch. That hurts to even write. However, it’s true. So, I’m doing it a bit different this year. I’m praying and asking Him for my goals. A week before 2013 and I have one so far. That’s ok. If that’s all the Lord gives me, that will be fine. I’m reviewing the areas of my life that I would like to set goals for and asking if He has a goal for me in that area. If I get one, good. If not, then I’m cool with that. We’ll see what He does.
Tomorrow begins 2013. My prayer is that it will be successful because I have more at stake in these goals.
Do you have any goals for 2013? Would you like to share them? I would love to pray that you will achieve them this year.