Why set goals? How do you set goals? I have been thinking about my goals for the past couple of days and then got an email from Jim, our lead pastor, asking for a year-review...good timing I guess! So how do you measure how things are going in your life...Personally? Spiritually? With your family? With your job...with ministry?
I personally list out 5 key areas that I want to work on each year and then make goals for each...
2. Visionary Leadership
3. Evangelism and Outreach
4. Training Leaders
5. Shepherding People
Once I get my key areas, I write out measurable goals for each one...for Personal Goals I make goals for my physical health, spiritual disciplines, family...I break each area down into measurable goals...WHY? Because if we don't have a target then we aren't aiming at anything! How can we possibly measure success if we don't have something to compare it too. I review these goals monthly and write up something so I can track how I'm doing...It helps me to keep focus...to re-focus...
I do the same thing for our church...set out goals for the year and every month I review them...it's cool to see God work through these goals...how he adds things to it...how he comes through...
HEY...I best get back to it...I reviewed my goals today and there is A LOT to get done!! ;0)