Tuesday, July 31, 2012

5 To Go! Planning to End Well

Tomorrow is August 1!

5 months left in 2012!

What kind of year has this been for you?
  • Productive?
  • Chaotic?
  • Stressful?
  • Disappointing?
  • Don't ask?

Okay...whether it's been good or not so good one thing is true for all of us: the first 7 months are over. 

We can't relive them.

We can't change them.

We CAN learn from them, be inspired by them, and let them fuel our focus for the next 5 months. 


What do you need/want to accomplish in the next five months? If you don't have a goal you will run in circles, waste time and energy and have little or nothing to show for your efforts. 


What needs to be on your "TO-DO" list? 

More importantly, what needs to be on your "NOT-TO-DO" list? 

Whether it's a writing goal, a weight loss goal (isn't it always?), or some other end you seek:

  • focus on it - write it down and put in on your refrigerator
  • look at it every day
  • set small, attainable goals for yourself
  • identify time and energy killers - name them - write them down so they are identifiable and clear
  • check your progress regularly - at least once a week
  • regroup as needed
First and foremost, don't leave God out of the planning. While your personal agenda may be a good one, it may not look anything like what God has in store for you. Make your lists (to-do and not-to-do) a matter of daily prayer. 

"In all your ways acknowledge Him and
He will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3: 6

Commit to ending 2012 well. Run the good race, stay focused and determined, and trust God to bless you and your efforts. 

In His Grip, 


What do you want/need to accomplish by the end of 2012? Leave a comment. 

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