This weekend I sat down and wrote out a list of goals and aspirations I had for my life. I took the time to pull out a notepad and a pen and old-school it. I did this for a number of reasons. Firstly, when was the last time you WROTE SOMETHING DOWN? I can not even tell you the last time I utilized a notepad. Pulling out my cell phone and my notes app is all I know, but I wanted to do something different. I wanted to FEEL as if I was doing something different. I wanted to put some ‘work’ into something.
As simple as this sounds, writing down my goals on a sheet of paper was the first step I took into putting effort toward my goal and putting my hopes and dreams into the universe. We take for granted how important this first step is. Yes, everyone has dreams and a vision for their life, but how many of us are actually intentional and take time to foster and grow these dreams?
Writing down your goals is no different than writing a grocery list. You write down all of your necessities when it’s time to shop. How many of us forget things that we need from the grocery store because we forgot to write them down? How many of us spend unnecessary money on unnecessary things because we don’t have a list? Imagine not writing down your goals. When you don’t write your goals down, you forget them and you get distracted from the bigger picture.
I’m not saying that writing down your goals is the answer to all of your prayers, if it were that easy, everyone would do it. What I am saying is, it helps and it is a great start. You have to have an idea of what it is you want out of this life and then you have to write it down.
What do I intend to do with my list of goals?
I intend to look at them every day, I intend to pray over them every day and I intend to work toward achieving them every day with hopes of achieving them one day. Can I share a secret with you’ll? I have written down some pretty outrageous goals. I mean G7 owning type goals….well not really, but they’re a little out there. After I wrote down those goals this weekend, the first thing that popped out of my mind was, ‘How am I going to ever achieve these? I don’t know where to start.”
The day after I wrote my goals, I attended a service at a local church where the message was about dreaming bigger. We were challenged to work every day in pursuit of our goals, not mediocre goals, dreams that scare us! How coincidental is that?! That’s just how God rolls people!
I hope this challenges you to write out your BIG goals and release them into the atmosphere and then relentlessly work to achieve them!
LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH!