There are only a few days left in 2008. This is the time when folks start making resolutions for the new year. By February, they’ve lost sight of their goals and gone back to their old ways. Myself included. I look back and think of the things that should have been different this past year. I’m reminded of the things I wanted to do but never got around to it or never had the accountability to follow through. What makes 2009 different? Well, for one, I’m going to share my goals with you and I’m asking you to do the same with me. Accountability Tuesday’s we’ll call it. The last Tuesday of every month.
I won’t bore you with the mistakes I made in 2008. That’s the past and I can not change them. But 2009 is going to be a new life for me. I am certain of it. Mark 11:22-25 reminds me of that along with Jeremiah 29:11-13.
We all have a tape player in our head that reminds us of yesterday. Good or bad. When our tape player prevents us from moving forward, it’s time to change what we’re hearing. Remember, your mind can not tell the difference between truth and fiction. It believes what you tell it. So, in 2009 we are going to change that tape player that tells us we can’t. Whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish, you have to believe. You have to make your mind believe you can. We’ll help you. We’ll help each other.
First step…accountability. Tell us your goals for 2o09. Share all the details. The more specific the better. Don’t say, I want to lose weight. Say something like “I want to be a healthier weight of 145 lbs” . Don’t say, I want to save money. Say, “I want to have $10,000 in savings by Dec 31st, 2009”. Be specific. We’ll meet here the last Tuesday of every month and check in with each other. Rest assured, I’ll come looking for you if you aren’t here. 🙂 Second step, tell others and ask them to hold you accountable each step of the way.
So, I”ll go first:
- I will be a healthy weight of 140 by Dec 31st 2009
- I will have $10,000 in a savings account by the end of the year
- I will make time every day for devotions and prayer.
- I will make quiet time every day to devote to writing.
- I will have family night at least one night a week with my children.
I will share more of that after my announcement in Feb. Until then, I am will be working diligently to get everything in line. Space to work, business plan, financial advice. etc. I’ll be more specific as soon as I’ve made everything public with Kat Logic. Look for it down the line.
So, what are you goals? Give them a date. What are you passionate about? What are you living for? Allow yourself small rewards each time you achieve a goal. Share your trials, your accomplishments, and your goals here. Then, we’ll have our first Accountability Tuesday meeting back here on Jan 27th to discuss our progress. I’ll give you tips and hints along the way to help you achieve each goal you set for yourself. Have fun and remember…. you only get one life. You don’t want to get to the end of it and have your grand kids say, “she made great cookies”. What are you living for?