For me, I finally got around to making them SMART. I offer them here only to show a little bit of the thought process behind making and setting good goals.
Share the Gospel with 15 people.
SMART: Every time I find myself waiting, pray and look for an opportunity to share the Good News.
Be on my phone less.
SMART: When at home, put my phone down. Do not carry it with me.
Be more of a spiritual friend than a Christian buddy.
SMART: Once each day, ask someone how I can pray for them, then pray for them then or write it down to pray later.
Eat less sugar.
SMART: Eat a max of one polite sugar snack each day.
Keep this blog going.
SMART: Post twice a week on this blog, scheduling posts for May 15-August 17.
Spend daily focused time with each member of my family.
SMART: Spend five minutes of focused time with each of my kids each day.
Listen through the whole Bible.
SMART: Turn on the audio Bible for any car rides longer than 20 minutes.
Read my Bible daily.
SMART: Read my Bible daily, including Saturdays.
Write out more of my prayer requests.
SMART: Write out at least one prayer request per week.
Train our puppy to be a good dog.
SMART: By May, train Lincoln to sit/stay and come. Also housebreaking and feeding!
Invite people over for dinner weekly.
SMART: Each Sunday, look a week ahead and invite someone over for dinner.
Train and disciple people to follow Jesus and help others follow Jesus.
SMART: On Monday mornings look through my upcoming meetings and note any questions or challenges I can provide to help people follow Jesus.
Be less worried about the time.
SMART: If I find myself checking the time, set an alarm and don't look at the time until the alarm goes off.
Excel in my new role at COCUSA.
SMART: Write down a 15 in 15 SMART list for COCUSA by January 15.
Finish up a few more big house projects.
SMART: Install six new windows by May.
What's next after these? Add them to your task list. We'll cover that next week.