Updated: Dec 31, 2022
The start of a New Year is always a wonderful time to re-evaluate your life. For me, it's a lot like an artist with a fresh canvas. I like to go through a number of questions and write down my answers to each question and save it on my computer. At the end of that year, I like to read through what I had written and see how each goal panned out. Below are the questions that I use. Feel free to adjust them so they fit you and your need.
Goal Setting Questions:
*What was amazing about this past year?
*Whom are you most grateful for this year?
*What accomplishment are you most proud of from the past year?
*What was the most empowering decision you made?
*In what area of your life do you feel the least empowered?
*What emotions would you name to describe this past year?
*What can you do next year to become more childlike?
*What brings you joy?
*How am I letting my light or life shine everyday in the lives of others?
*Whom did you help this past year?
*What dream have you given up on?
*What would you like to have more of this year?
*Do you like the direction your life is heading?
*What needs to be on your NOT TO DO list this year?
*Are you willing to look at your dark side more than ever before this year?
*Have you given up on some part of yourself?
*If you died tomorrow, how would you like the people who know and love you, remember you?
*If you could accomplish any one thing over the next twelve months, what would you like it to be?
*What would make you happier than you’ve been at any other time in your life this year?
*How serious are you about making these things happen?
Not only would I encourage you to set personal goals each year but it's a great time to re-evaluate spiritual, family, ministry, school or work, and physical goals. Here are some to consider in each area.
*Where do I need to grow spiritually?
*Consistent daily bible reading and prayer.
*Create a confession to say every morning. (We say what we see & see what we say. Declare it with your mouth. When you speak it, you give it life.)
*How do I want my family relationships to grow?
*How do I want my ministry to grow?
*How do I want to improve at school or work?
*Nutrition (Drink lots of water. Eat fruits, vegetables, and lean meats)
*Physical Activity (20-30 minutes at least 3 times a week)
*As soon as you wake up, before your feet hit the floor to begin your day, say this to yourself out loud everyday. “Today is going to be a great day!”
*Before you lay your head on the pillow, meditate or journal about what went well that day.
*Get rid of the ANT’s (Automatic Negative Thoughts)
*2 Corinthians 10:5b “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
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