Remember ‘way back to January and those goals you set? It’s time for our first quarterly review—to see how we’re doing; where we still need to go. It’s time to review, revise and renew our enthusiasm.
How do we do that?
The goals we set were SMARTER GOALS Take each goal one at a time. Did you set out a time frame to achieve it? Did you make forward progress? If not, why not? What do you need to do differently in order to pursue this goal during the next three months?
Is each goal still important? If not, why not? If yes, how do you need to commit in order to get back on track? Do you need to revise the scope of any goal? How will you do so?
What unexpected experiences have you had during the process of pursuing your goals?
I set three types of goals: spiritual, writing and personal.
The spiritual goals were daily goals. I have generally been on track, except that I forgot to practice my new breath prayer: Je-sus. The good news is that I’m still generally using a breath prayer of “Thank you, Jesus.”
So, I am deleting the goal of a new breath prayer and will simply continue with my old one. For the other goals, I will continue at my present pace.
I have reviewed each of my writing goals and my personal goals in the same way. A few goals have changed; some I’ve completed; a couple I’m behind on and need to revise for Q2.
Meanwhile, I’m praising God for the encouragement He gives to grow in faith and in the gifts He has entrusted to my care.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for making us teachable. Help us see the ways you would have us grow and change. Help us, Holy Spirit, follow your leading to do so. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? How did you do in Q1? Are you ready to embark on tackling them in Q2?