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FAMILY: New Year Goal Setting

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

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.

Spiritual Goals:

*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.)

Family Goals:

*How do I want my family relationships to grow?

Ministry Goals:

*How do I want my ministry to grow?

School/Work Goals:

*How do I want to improve at school or work?

Physical Goals:

*Nutrition (Drink lots of water. Eat fruits, vegetables, and lean meats)

*Physical Activity (20-30 minutes at least 3 times a week)

Emotional Goals:

*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.”

If you'd like a FREE pdf of these goals, click here!

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