Last night Garrick and I took some time to reflect on the past year and pray and focus on our goals for this year!
As we are both fully aware of the painful and difficult year 2016 was, we did not need to rehash very much! Our focus now, needs to be pushing forward while allowing healing and restoration to continue to grow.
Goal setting sounds very boring and cliche! Many people associate goal setting with more work or extra burden, however, I have found it to be the exact opposite. When I don't set goals, I very rarely achieve much of what I desire to achieve. It is amazing to me how much more I accomplish in a day when I write out a simple to do list. There is also a great satisfaction that comes with scratching things off that list!! Trust me on this one!
The trick as I have mentioned before, is make sure the goal is attainable and to break it down into bite size pieces so it is not overwhelming!
For instance, in terms of our marriage, it would be pretty ridiculous for me to set the goal of taking two overseas vacations together. First off, I know our finances would most likely NOT allow this as well as the time needed, therefore, even if I would love to do it, I would not make this a goal. Rather, I made it a goal to have at least 2 getaways throughout the year! This could be a weekend, a week or simply an overnight somewhere. This goal is both attainable and important to us!
So after discussing the doy ik ww1e`kl//.wnfalls and successes of 2016, we concluded that our mutual marriage goal would be this...
*For both Missy and Garrick to walk in obedience to God word and directives with all of the strength God offers and to grow in our relationship with God, knowing this will greatly benefit and strengthen our marriag
So here are the bite size pieces....
So there you have it! All of these little pieces are totally doable and if we are diligent about them, they will lead us to a closer relationship with the Lord and each other!
Peace and Blessings