How to Make Sure You Accomplish Your Biggest Goals
We all want to accomplish something with our lives.
But of course that’s much easier said than done.
I know the title of this post seems a bit grandiose, especially written by a twenty-something who’s barely into life and certainly hasn’t accomplished a whole lot.
So let me set you at ease by saying, what I share below isn’t coming from me.
It’s coming from what I’ve heard from and am trying to apply from men much more accomplished and much further along in life than me.
With that said, here we go.
First Things First: Figure out What Your 2-3 Biggest Goals Are
Have you ever thought about your biggest goals, not just in ministry, but in your life?
Have you considered what you want to be true of you after you’re gone?
This year I’ve been thinking a lot about if I could only accomplish 2 or 3 things with my life, what do I want them to be?
Another way someone presented it to me was if only 3 people could share at my funeral what do I want them to say about me?
Those were 2 powerfully clarifying questions that aided me greatly in figuring out my biggest goals.
Because if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there.
Second Things Second: Write Your Goals Down & Put Them Where You’ll See Them Everyday
Once you know where you want to go, formalize the goals by writing them down.
Then put the written goals somewhere you’ll see them every single day.
I’ve heard it said that time is a respecter of no man.
Good intentions won’t get you to your goals; focus will.
So keep them in front of you at all times to remind yourself what the most important things you want to live for are.
Third Things Third: Make a Plan Around Your Goals
One of my goals is to have kids, grandkids, and great grandkids who love God.
So I’ve created a strategy around that goal.
I will only be away from my family 2 evenings/week.
When I’m at home, I’ll be present by keeping my phone and other technology away.
Thursday is game and ice cream night.
I’ll go on an adults only date with my wife at least 1x/month.
I’ll pray with my kids every night before bed.
I’ve created this framework because at the end of the day if I only accomplish one thing with my life, I want it to be passing on a godly legacy to my family.
Making goals helps you clarify where you want to go and what’s most important to you.
Writing your goals down, continually reminds you what’s most important to you.
And making a plan helps you accomplish what’s most important to you.
What are your 2-3 biggest goals? Leave a comment.
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