Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Tuesday Tip, For the New Year


I am praying that everyone had a safe New Year Celebration. Today being the 1st day of New Year, 2008. I would like to give a tip related to achieving goals. Several years ago I started a list of goals and challenged my ladies bible class to participate. There were things I needed to work on, and somethings I wanted to try. other things I wanted to learn. I had this list of goals underway by the end of the year. As a rule I have done this continuously. I try to evaluate my list of goals monthly and tweak them. I am not hard on myself, and I recognize whenever I accomplish a goal...some goals are going to take longer to achieve, some are obtainable within a short time frame. Remember doing something 20 days becomes a habit, acknowledge that we all are a work in progress...we all have strengths and weakness. One of my accomplished goals, of which I am very proud, is recognizing the things I control, and those things out of my control. Handing over those uncontrollable things to God.
*** So my tip for today:
1. Make a list of goals today.
2. Write them in a Journal or notebook or notepad.
3. Keep them in an accessible place.
4. Read them monthly, check them and tweak them.
**Remember some of those things will be obtainable and some you may not complete 100%. We are aiming for progress....My renewed goal list is below......
1. Continue to work on my daily bible study and prayer life.
2. Work on my perception and or judgement of other people and their circumstances in life.
3. Devote some one-on-one time daily with dear husband, precious daughter, and sweet son.
4. Don't sweat the small stuff, and recognize and thank God for all the many blessing.
5. Try earnestly to reach out to others in their time of need. Be available to those in need.
6. Take a class in photography.
7. Work on time management.
8. Master sewing on my sewing machine. At least make one article of something...lol
9. Add exercise program daily, if only walking on treadmill.
10. Eat more healthy and get more rest.
Good luck with your list, or resolutions, or whatever you chose to work on to improve or reach your potential in 2008. Remember there is always room for improvement in all of our lives and it usually starts by looking in the mirror and working on the image we see....May God richly bless you and your loved ones throughout 2008.

14 comments:

Holly said...

Happy New Year Sheila! I wish you all the best and all the blessings that I know God is going to give you this year. I am sure you will be able to achieve all of your goals--you already do so many of them so well (especially #2). I am thankful for you and your friendship. Take care and enjoy the rest of your break!
Love you!
Holly

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Shelia, that is a great list to start the New Year. Best to you in 2008!

Rhoda

justabeachkat said...

Happy New Year sweet Sheila! Great list. I need to work on mine. I want you to know your friendship has been a true blessing to me and I value it very much. Thank you for being you!

Hugs!
Kat

KJ said...

Hi Sheila!

I would add my name to everything except the sewing machine item. This is mostly because I don't own one and, secondly, because I have so many other projects that I am embarking upon. Amen to ALL of the ministry and spiritual! Also, I was just discussing with my son and Dad the prospect of taking a photography class! Are you sure I didn't write this list? {{GRIN}}

I am sooo glad that you received the Giveaway items! Just to be sure...this did include the calendar and the bonus package directly from me, right? I always like to be sure because I have had some mail dilemmas in the past.

It's neat that we are both newbies and launching into this together. Your warmth permeates your blog and your correspondence!

BEST BLESSINGS IN 2008!
KJ

Danielle said...

What a good idea. I will have to do this once Maggie arrives. Right now, I am consumed with the anticipation of her arrival. I hope you have a wonderful 2008 and achieve all of your goals!
Love,
Danielle

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great list, glad I stopped by! Thank you!

Wishing you an abundance of blessing in the new year in all you do!

Blessings,
Melissa

Sheila said...

I am so trying to get rid of the trash can icon after the post on my blog...can anyone help...I check help from blogger?? Any help would be appreciated...

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Happy new year to you! That is a great list. I could use it as my list, except for the sewing part, I can already sew. It's almost like challenging yourself to learn something new every year. That's what I try to do & have been successful with that.

I did receive the wonderful package! The cd is great! Thank you for hosting such a nice giveaway! I love the scent of cinnamon, so naturally I love the lotion.

Thank you so much, DebraK

Linda said...

Great List Shelia. I love seeing and hearing others ideas on setting and keeping their goals.
Blessings,
Linda

Linda said...

Great List Shelia. I love seeing and hearing others ideas on setting and keeping their goals.
Blessings,
Linda

Linda said...

sorry about the double post I hit publish twice. hehe

KJ said...

HI SHEILA!

Cielo's article really drove it home, didn't it? I'm glad you went to read it. I think Cielo did a great job communicating this truth.

Have a wonderful night's sleep! Talk to you soon!

KJ

justabeachkat said...

Hi...just stopping by to say hello. I was hopping you had posted some photos of your snow.

Hugs sweet friend!
Kat

Terri and Bob said...

Thanks for coming to visit my blog. I enjoyed coming to see you! I am sure I will be checking in from time to time.