New Year, New You, New Goals

New Year, New Year, New Goals. What does that Mean for 2014?


2013 went out with a bang, but 2014 is here. Are you ready to have the best year of your life? I’m calling this year

“The year of Increase”

Increase in the marketplace, finances, ministry, relationships, health, etc.. all aspects of life. This year IS going to be better than last year!

There is a change that is about to take place in the atmosphere, and either you’re ready to experience the change or stay exactly where you are…. frustrated with not achieving the goals you had set for yourself in the past.

You have been designed for greatness, and it is time to capture that greatness! The picture above illustrates that people make resolutions which last only until the first week of January. People choose to quit and throw in the towel. Why?

Usually, if they don’t get immediate results, they give up.

So this year I’m going to encourage you to allow yourself time to accomplish your goals….Giving up is not an option!

You need to have what are called S.M.A.R.T goals.





T-ime Sensitive

Specific: A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal.   A goal needs detail.

EXAMPLE:  A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” But a specific goal would be, “Join a health club and workout 3 days a week.”

Measurable – Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress of a goal.

When you measure your progress, you stay on track so you can reach your target dates!

To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as……

How much? How many?

How will I know when it is accomplished?

Example: I want to loose 20 lbs by March!

So each week you weigh yourself to see how much weight you have lost.


Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways to make them a reality. You develop core fundamentals to be able to reach them. Goals become attainable when they are specific and measurable.

Realistic– To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high-reaching and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents progress.

A high goal is frequently easier to reach than a low one because a low goal exerts low motivational force. Some of the hardest jobs you have ever accomplished actually seemed easier simply because they were a labor of love.

Timely – A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to reaching a goal, there’s no sense of urgency. If you want to lose 10 lbs, when do you want to lose it by? “Someday” won’t work. But if you anchor it within a specific date, you’ve set your mind into motion to begin working on the goal.

As always, I want to hear how you have been able to achieve your goals from year to year. Perhaps you have your own methods that work best for you and have gotten some amazing results.

I would also like to hear if you have ever applied the S.M.A.R.T method before.

It’s important for me to see your continued success for 2014.

Please share your comments below and follow me on my facebook page.

With you all the way,


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