Goals are Set, Now What?

We have our 2016 Vision Board complete and our goals set for the year, now what do we do?  We make a plan of action. If we have definitive goals in mind, we must make a plan and work our plan.  Sounds easy, huh?  It is and it isn't.  For me, it's easy to make the plan, but often times it's hard to follow through. What I'm learning is that we have to make and work our plan in small segments.  For example, I want to declutter my entire house.  That's a pretty big project.  So I am working on 1-2 small segments of that project every week.

I have 3 closets.  Don't be jealous, they are not huge walk-in closets. I have a very small closet with a shoe rack.  A slightly larger closet for work/dress clothes and another decent size closet for casual clothes and accessories.  One evening, I tackled the shoe closet.  Another evening I cleaned the work clothes closet and I am working the last closet in sections.  As I go through each declutter project, I bag or box up the things I can donate.  Currently, I have a couple of bags in my car and a couple of boxes ready to go to the car to take to a donation drop off.

I recently read about setting a timer when trying to do some compartmentalized work like this.  When you set your timer, you do not have to watch the clock.  You just work like mad until it dings.  I am trying that on a few different things that require some concentration.  So far so good!

Good luck this week on working your plan!




What's Your Vision for 2016?

Last week we took a last look at 2015.  Well, we are a week into 2016.  Have you thought about what you want for yourself in 2016?  I have.  I'll post a picture of my vision boards when I figure that part out! Ha! Now that I have seen the power of vision boards/real goal setting, I'm hooked!  But this year I want to clear my head and my house.  What I mean by that is I want to narrow my focus.  I literally want to get my house in order - de-clutter from stem to stern - so my brain can focus on mental projects without the weight of messy surroundings.

Don't think I'm I total slob, I'm not.  But I do like to hang on to things.  Some for sentimental value, some I'll use someday, some that I'll find a home for... You get the picture.  So my major goals for 2016 are to 1) de-clutter my house (every room), 2) get in the best physical health possible, 3) pay off certain debt and 4) WRITE.

With "Legacy-Life on Purpose" as my life theme, if you will, I am not out to make a fortune. (That would be a happy byproduct, though.)  My purpose is to be discerning what the Holy Spirit would have me do.  I am seeking clarity and focus which is how I came to the 4 goals above.  By de-cluttering, I can give to people in need and/or to charities who do.  By getting in the best physical health possible, I can be ready for whatever He leads me to do.  By paying off debt, I have more resources to use toward the Kingdom of Christ.  And by writing, I can share the gospel with more people than I could ever in my daily life.

So, this is a snapshot of what I am gearing up for in 2016.  I hope this inspires you to do the same.  Gear up, I mean.  We are all at different places in life so our specific goals will be different.  No matter what, I think we all want to accomplish the work He has given us to do!

Talk to you next week!

Blessings,                                                                                                                                      W


One Last Look at 2015

I am trying to live my life on purpose. For much of my life, I longed for the next stage. For example, I couldn’t wait to graduate high school. Then, I couldn’t wait to get married…then have kids…then… Well, you get the point. Now, suddenly, in the blink of an eye, I have been married for over 30 years, my children are grown, my parents and 2 of my siblings are gone on to be with the Lord and I don’t want to miss a single minute that I have left on this earth. Not only do I not want to miss anything, I want every single minute to count! Close to the end of 2014, I began to set some goals for 2015. I do this every year and the years I write those goals down, I achieve more of them. Sometimes they are quiet things that no one but I would know about. Well, for 2015, I made a vision board. I felt a little stupid doing it. I kept it out of the way where only I would see it from time to time and I didn’t talk about it much to my family or friends…until fall of 2015 when I realized how many things on that board had come to be.

So here are some things on my 2015 vision board with dates of when that particular thing happened:

Lose weight                      June                      30 pounds gone

Get a website                   January                 www.legacy316.com

Start a blog                       January                although I did not write weekly/ I’m changing that now

Work from Home            November          changed positions with my company/now work at home

Get paid for writing        January                wrote freelance for several months

Write a Bible study         April                     wrote a short Bible study for our ladies group at church

Have a home office         October               turned an upstairs bedroom into an office

Go to Hawaii                      August                  to celebrate 30 years of marriage

New Car(s)                         November          I got a new car / husband's waiting on his

Be a writer                          August                  got permission at a conference to say “I’m a writer”  :)

Yes, there are two or three things that didn’t happen. And, I’m not sure if I’ll put them on my 2016 board. While I won’t totally agree that these results are the “law of attraction”, I will tell you that when you are looking at the goals you set for yourself in pictures, you will start to focus your attention to them. However, in all honesty, there were a few of these that I did not expect. Some took me totally by surprise; the new car and actually working from home! All I can say is…there IS a 2016 VISION BOARD! We’ll talk about that one later!

Have a great week!