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Setting Goals 101: Getting Started

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Today our guest is Becky Moseley from Tales of Beauty for Ashes. Thank you so much for sharing these great tips with us, Becky!

Setting goals is the first step toward achieving them.

That seems like such a simple statement, but it is something so easily forgotten. Often times, we want to achieve our goals, but we don’t know how to get there!

If you want to do more in 2015 than you did in 2014, you need a plan.

Sometimes, setting goals sometimes seems so daunting and overwhelming.

It would be so nice to figure out a way to make it all more simple.

Well, Goal Setting 101 is here to help.

Before you start setting goals, you need to figure out where you are going.

Before you even think about setting goals, you need to figure out your purpose.

It’s like running a race, before you start running, you probably should figure out the path of the race so you know where you are going. If not, that gun will sound and you will be stuck just following the crowd, hoping they know where they are going.

Set your goals high, you would be surprised at what you can achieve!

The first step to setting goals is to figure out your purpose, or mission statement. What is your purpose of life? If that is too broad, narrow it into categories. What is your purpose of being a mom? What is your mission statement for your marriage? These questions will help you narrow down your focus for this year.

As an example of a mission statement, mine for marriage is: I want to show reverence to Christ by submitting to my husband and putting his needs ahead of my own. Great reflection questions for setting goals

You also want to evaluate last year and ask yourself some questions (here’s a printable full of reflection questions) to figure out what you did well in 2014 and what you would like to change for 2015.

Once you have decided your mission statement or purpose, and you have learned some things you want to change for 2015, you are ready for your goals.

Here are some guidelines to think about when you are setting goals.

Before you start setting goals, you need to figure out where you are going.

If you are still struggling and need some ideas, check out my goals for 2015! It’s a brand new year and I can’t WAIT to get started!

What are some goals that you have for 2015?

10583931_566852443424567_2164669436561822358_nBecky Moseley trading in her teaching degree for diapers and snuggles. Currently, she is a stay at home mama who loves to blog about marriage, children, homemaking and everything in between.

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