Posts Tagged ‘goals’

We all have limitations, although of us may have different types of limitations – maybe we have health problems, lack of work employment, no support within a family situation, financial concerns.

Ultimately whatever limitations we have, even though they may limit what we can do, but we must make the most of the situations we’re in, no matter whether these issues severely limit our ability or have little impact on our day-to-day life.

Remember that for some, their limitations mean managing to walk just a few steps is a huge success, while for others getting through their day without falling apart emotionally is their goal.

Limitations help us set goals and targets for ourselves, not for others, so be happy when you reach your own goals and targets and don’t be too concerned about what others think your goals should be, as only you know the full extent of your limitations.

Do you wish you could help when you see someone in need?

Do you feel you’ve failed when you don’t manage to help someone in need?

Do you get emotional when you see others hurting?

Do you take things personally when others don’t agree with what you say or do?

Do you get annoyed at yourself when you don’t reach your targets or goals?

It’s great that we understand and see other’s pain.

It’s great that we wish we could help everyone.

It’s fantastic that we set ourselves goals and targets.

However because of how we feel in all these situations, that in turn can make us feel to emotional and almost responsible for everyone and everything.

So it is a blessing to know and understand when others are hurting, but it can make it more difficult to accept how life treats everyone, and therefore more difficult to accept life.

Yesterday I asked you whether you made any new year resolutions, and explained why, for the last number of years I have not made any resolutions.

Let me ask you a question about your resolutions or aims for this year – Is your relationship with God included in any of them?

Maybe God’s never been part of your life; maybe you used to believe in Him but events or people have made you doubt and turn away from Him; or maybe you still believe he exists but just haven’t taken that extra step and given Him your heart.

So today whatever your current relationship is with God (if any), why not make a new start with God this year and give Him your heart today.

What Now? by Steven Curtis Chapman

I saw the face of Jesus
In a little orphan girl
She was standing in the corner
On the other side of the world
And I heard the voice of Jesus
Gently whisper to my heart
Didn’t you say you wanted to find Me
Well, here I am, here you are

So what now
What will you do now that you’ve found Me?
What now
What will you do with this treasure you’ve found
I know I may not look like what you expected
But if you’ll remember
This is right where I said I would be
You found me, what now?

And I saw the face of Jesus
Down on Sixteenth Avenue
He was sleeping in an old car
While his mom went looking for food
And I heard the voice of Jesus
Gently whisper to my soul
Didn’t you say you wanted to know me
Well, here I am
And it’s getting cold 

So what now
What will you do now that you’ve found Me?
What now
What will you do with this treasure you’ve found
I know I may not look like what you expected
But if you’ll remember
This is right where I said I would be
You found me, what now?

 So come and know
 Come and know, know me now
 Come, come and know, know me now
 Oh, come and know
 Come, come and know, know me now
  Come, come and know, know me now

That’s Christmas and New Year over, and before we know it, we’ll all be back at work or school, and we’ll be back in our daily routine again. Before we know it Christmas will seem like a distant memory as we head into what is usually the coldest, iciest and snowiest part of winter in the UK.

Now that I’ve completely depressed you all by what lies ahead of us as far as the weather is concerned, let’s go back to thinking about this new year and what it means to us.

Are you one of those people who makes one or more new year resolutions? Or have you been there done that in the past and now think they are a waste of time?

I’ve made new year resolutions in the past, but for a number of years now I haven’t made any resolutions. Why? Not because there’s nothing about my life I want to change this year, but because I don’t need the start of a new year to be determined to make these changes. Also what may be my targets or aims for this new year may change during the year because of circumstances, so where would that leave a resolution I made at the start of a year when circumstances were potentially different, so would never achieve them.

Yes I still  make a new start each year, but I make my targets and aims as I go through the year and I find this works best for me. It allows me to focus on what is important to me at the time, rather than focusing on goals set a number of month previously.

How about you, have you set new year resolutions? How achievable do you think your resolutions are?

Many people these days wear some device which captures, amongst other things, how many steps they take each day. Not only that, but many who wear these devices seems to have become obsessed about the number of steps they take each day – They make a habit out of constantly checking their total steps for the day, telling others how many steps they’ve taken, and even feeling it necessary to tell everyone each time they plan to walk more than just a few steps.

I wear a device which counts amongst other things, my steps, but I wear it just so I can get an idea how much I’ve walked. I don’t get obsessed with achieving a particular number of steps each day, as I know I do as much as I can each day, and that’s good enough for me.

For those of you who are counting your steps and trying to achieve specific goals each day, good luck, but don’t do more than your body tells you you can do. Do your best, that’s all any of us can do.

 

The last couple of days I’ve been talking about the fear of failure that affects so many people. Having talked about why some fear failure, I now want to focus on some possible ways to help overcome a fear of failure.

It’s all about goals and targets!

Start by setting small achievable goals that will help you build your confidence. Having set a goal, start thinking about all the possible outcomes, positive and negative, and rationally consider what may happen, developing contingency plans as you go. As you go through these possible outcomes you’ll hopefully find answers/solutions to all possible negative scenarios, in turn helping you thinking positively.

Repeat these steps by setting another goal, and then another goal. By moving forward slowly and steadily, you’ll begin to overcome your fear of failure.

Good luck!

So which of these steps are you on?

Have you got ‘stuck’ on your current step?

When you haven’t reached even the 1st step, it can seem like there’s no point it trying to start climbing the stairs. However once you start to learn and are able to take another new step, you gain confidence; with confidence comes optimism; with optimism comes targets and goals and when you have targets/goals you aim higher and higher until you reach the top of the stairs, your goal.

So don’t feel dejected if you’ve not started onto that 1st step yet, but have confidence in your ability, and you can achieve great things.

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Selfishly set your limits

 

When it comes down to it, you and you alone are responsible for your own well-being, No-one knows you better than you know yourself, just as no-one knows better than you how you are feelings.

So based on how you are feeling, and your workload, you decide what you can and can’t achieve, and tell those you need to that you can’t meet required deadlines.

Look after yourself, as you and you alone know best how you feel.

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Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Create a personal growth plan

At the start of another year as many of us reconsider where we are in our lives and make resolutions to make changes to improve ourselves and our circumstances, it is an ideal time to create a personal growth plan for the year.

No matter what age we are or how far through our journey on earth we are, it is important to keep learning, so I want to encourage you to invest in yourself and grow this year. We can learn in every aspect of our lives, e.g. personal, relationships, knowledge, financial, spiritual, health and well-being, love, wisdom  etc, so think about the areas of your life you want to improve and consider how you will achieve those goals.

Your personal growth plan will be your template to cultivate and improve your mid and body in 2016, so that by the end of this year you will have achieved your targets for your life.

So get planning!

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Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Set your goals for the day

No, I’m not talking about your work plans for the day, I am in fact talking about your own personal goals for the day. e.g. Aim to be more loving towards those you encounter; give someone a helping hand; spend quiet time with God.

When we set ourselves goals and we achieve them, it can be very rewarding and cheer our hearts. So set some personal goals for the day and feel your sense of achievement when you meet those targets.

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