Goals for 2011

Resolutions. A lot of people make them. Few keep them. I am not a big fan of making resolutions because while they are made under good intentions, they become hard to keep. Resolutions become the unachievable checklist for people. I think that goals are easier to achieve than resolutions are to being kept.

I have some goals that I would like to achieve this year. Some are family goals, some are personal goals, and some are spiritual goals. The idea behind this is that I prioritize what is important and that I spend less time on distractions.

Time never stops. We all have the same amount of time in a given day. Time does not have to be managed. Time does have to be prioritized. Giving too much of it to video games, TV, or browsing the internet can be considered a waste if you have more important things that you are trying to accomplish.

Here are some of my goals for 2011:

  1. Read 40 books this year.
  2. Blog 250 times. (scheduling helps)
  3. Spend more time discussing spiritual things with my wife.
  4. Read 5 books with my wife in addition to my goal in #1.
  5. More personal Bible study.
  6. Develop a book/discipleship group.
  7. Take my wife on at least two dates a month, more if we can.
  8. Pray more for my family and with my family.
  9. More family devotional time.
  10. Get off of blood pressure medicine.
  11. Push myself to be a better husband, dad, and pastor.
  12. Have more friends over to our house for fellowship.

I believe that now that my goals are written down, looking at them on a regular basis will help remind me of what I would like to accomplish this year.

What goals do you have for 2011? Share them in the comments.