SMART GOAL SETTING--Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Tangible
"And Jesus increased in wisdom (mental maturity, intellectual and emotional balance) and stature (physical growth, good health), and favor with God (spiritual---knowledge in the Word, obedience, faithful service and growth) and man (social, family, role)." Matthew 2:52
To be effective, Goals must be
- PERSONALIZED (1 Cor. 11:28, 2 Cor. 13.5);
- PRIORITIZED by importance;
- PICTURIZED (2 Cor. 3:18);
- PRAYERIZED (Matt. 7:7; James 1:6; 4:15);
- POSITIVELY AFFIRMED (Mark 11:24).
Set aside a quiet time for relaxation and meditation with your goal list before you. Count slowly to twenty to focus your attention completely on your goal. Picture it in your mind or with a picture of it before you. Pray over it, seeking God's will.
Positively affirm it as if you have already completed it. "I can...I am...".
Then count from twenty back to zero. Do this religiously for thirty days to have it become an alerting system in your sub-conscience mind.
Philippians 3:13-14 "Forgetting what is behind, and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
If you would like to learn more about goal setting and how to further take action steps, I am available to you.