Friday, January 18, 2013

New Year, New Goals

It’s the start of a new year. This is the perfect time to set some goals for yourself. I much prefer goals over resolutions. Resolutions give me the impression of an everyday task that is soon left by the wayside. A goal to me is something I have 365 days to accomplish – not so much pressure there!  

There are definitely some personal goals I have for this year as well as some business goals. As I think and pray about them I get excited to see what God will accomplish. Our church has adopted the theme “Christ magnified through us” this year. I have taken that as a goal for me personally. I want God to be magnified in everything I do. As long as I keep that in mind and work toward that end, all my other goals should fall into place. 

With that being said, I have laid out my goals for the upcoming year. I am going to get at least one more book published (three would be nice!). I am going to promote myself more (definitely not my strong suit). I am going to write more stories and articles and then send them out (not leave them stored to be forever forgotten on my computer). I am going to help other writers see their goal of becoming a published author (this is probably what I love most about my job!) I am going to post more frequently on my blog (if it isn’t an assignment for someone else, it gets pushed aside, which is exactly what happens to my blog).  

So, what are some of your goals for the upcoming year? Share them with me and you could win a special prize in a random drawing from all who comment and to new followers.  

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I hope you have a blessed year where you are able to fulfill the goals you have set for yourself.


  1. I have felt the need for me to read more, so I am looking forward to you publishing more! I want to read a book a month and also write a VBS curriculum, which I will need you help to publish!

  2. I would have known it was you without you telling me, Lenaya! The VBS curriulum gave it away. If you ever want to join book club just let me know.

  3. I like your goals idea rather than resolutions too. After mastering the habit of exercise this past year, I would like to master the habit of keeping my house organized. I would also like to concentrate on losing 15 pounds while continuing my heavy exercise program. Mos of all I would like to complete one of 3 books that I'm currently writing. And last but not least, I would like to get a grasp on finances – a formidable task as numbers are not my strong point. Amazing – I am posting this with my new software Dragon.

    1. Thanks, Susan. I might have to look into that Dragon myself. The problem is there is so much noise and constant cnversation at my house that whatever book came out would certainly be...something.

    2. You wear a headset with a mouthpiece-you speak into that. so far there is no problem with closing doors, etc. When I clear my throat, it says please say that again...