Tuesday 2 April 2019

G is for Goals

In our Living Your Word of the Year group we are using a fortnightly (bi-weekly) A-Z challenge throughout the year to help us focus on our word and live it out.

Because of the way I have made my journal it's a case of going with the flow of what background the pages have when I turn to them.  Here are the pages for G.

My word for the year is Commitment, but no matter how committed you are or how focused you are, unless you lay out your goals you won't actually get anywhere.

I looked back to my page on Commitment to see what I had wanted to see more of in 2019.
  • Read the Bible more frequently
  • Pray more regularly
  • Trust God more
  • Move every day (walk, exercise etc)
  • Create everyday
  • Finish things
All of the above are great but they are fairly vague.  And that's the point of goals - they work better if they are SMART. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.  I decided I would set SMART goals for two of the above.  I found a suitable Bible verse and printed it out along with the goals.  I tried various placements on the page until I was happy to glue them down.

I printed the photo out again that I used in my vision board.  I really don't like putting people in my artwork but I need to keep the photo of me when I was slimmer to motivate me that it can be done.  I love Valerie's idea of using some of my washi tape stash so I made arrows with them.  Arrows represent direction.  Then I drew the dashed line to represent walking.

I drew the dashed lines around the typed words.

The pages together.

I'll let you know how I get on with achieving these goals.  I shall start working on them next week.

Thanks for joining me today.

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Join Mary Brack, Valerie Sjodin and I in our Facebook group where we are giving participants the opportunity to live out an A-Z of their own word throughout 2019.  Mary explains what we are doing in her blog post.  We don't like a lot of rules, so we will have suggestions and options to spark creativity, and to help in recording and exploring our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. We will each blog about our experiences and our art.

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