Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Goals not Resolutions

New Year 

This early a.m. set aside the time to list out goals.

Daily weekly as well as monthly these things are thought through with intention and purpose.

On the first sheet is labeled


By filling them in I set goals. The years ahead are considered. Now once thinking of saving everything toward principle on house does not look as important as saving for the first year or two of community college. We want to do some travel with the kids. Historical sites being our desire. We want to teach the kids our history as a people and country. Exploring the land all the while. One day perhaps taking them for a trip to Russia. BIG dreams yes. Yet they are worth considering. This is how we treat each new year. Doing some intentional setting aside of or our funds, and such. Now YES I KNOW you can not PLAN life, but you can take a good look at your life and make some choices , many choices each day that will effect the future you hope to live.

Subjects set are...
  • Relationships
  • Homemaking
  • Spiritual
  • Physical
  • Parenting
  • Educational
  • Creative outlet
  • Pet and Garden care
  • Financial

Then for the next 5 years marking mile stones to come.

Dash 4/5 grade 11yrs old
Dove 6/7 grade 14yrs old
Me 51 yrs
Steve 54 yrs early semi retirement 401k

This done we are able to forecast Jr High, High School (Looking into grants and scholarships). I know when to look toward the years ahead, what priorities to set. It gives hope to things like a new kitchen floor one day. Makes us wait for the right times to accomplish and acquire.

Resolutions are not my style. They leave me to the energies of emote. For me that tires and falters to the point I just give up. Goals however break it down and shows me the long term focus. It is in the long term that there is no place for condemnation or shame. They are replaced with a focal point a GOAL


Denise said...

May all your goals be reached, love you.

Black Red Spot said...

Keep it up & Happy 2011! :)


Wishing you all the best for this year the years to come!

Just Be Real said...

Seemed you worked diligently on your goal lists. Wishing you only the best Donetta. Blessings.

Amrita said...

Earlie r I wrote something similar on my blog too - we were thinking alike.

I like to use the word goals not resolutions.

Resolutions ar e kinds official - milstone like , but goals are like target you can visualize from a distance.

Happy New year.

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