by Ogey Ucheatu
Happy New Month and New Quarter!!! I can’t believe that we are already in the second quarter of the year 2018? It’s spring time! So as the leaves begin to blossom and bloom, I pray that we will also experience a springing forth in this new quarter. As we think about our goals for this quarter, it is helpful to apply this simple goal setting approach known as “S.M.A.R.T” goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Result-focused and Time-bound).
Here are a few areas where we can set “S.M.A.R.T” goals:
Health Goals: God desires for us to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising. In this new quarter, you could set a goal of eating healthier. You could also sign up for a gym membership or better still, schedule some time each week to work out at home.
Business/Career Goals: If you have a flair for business or you work in the corporate world, you can also set goals around your business or career. It could be a goal to get an additional degree or certification. You could also set a business goal to get more clients through new and innovative marketing strategies.
Family Goals: It often gets so busy with work throughout the year, so it is advisable to schedule family vacations and select travel destination early in the year. Other family goals could include; the purchase of a new home, a new car or even making additional investments such as stocks and rental property.
Financial Goals: Money is an essential aspect of life, and proper financial planning can help reduce stress and increase our quality of life. Therefore, it is critical for families to develop a monthly budget, decide on ways to reduce debt and make plans to save more money each year.
Spiritual Goals: Our goals should not be limited to the body and soul. We should also set intentional spiritual goals that can help us grow in our walk with God. Some of these goals include; reading the entire bible in a year, joining a department at church, or volunteering in your local community.
Personal Development Goals: As individuals, we also need to set some personal goals. Some personal goals could be to write a book or learn a new language.
Happy new month once more and may we experience newness in this spring season. God bless!
Please post your thoughts and comments below. God bless you. Written by Ogey Ucheatu for The Kingdom TV. Ogey is Wife, Mom, Gospel Artiste, blogger and leader.