I read over my list of 2018 goals this week. I hit some, missed a bunch, and made zero progress on one of them. Goal setting is something that I’m getting better at with practice, and I can really see the value of this habit.
Some of the goals I reached in 2018
👍 Launch a blog
You’re looking at it! Just got started, but I’m pretty happy to be at this point.
👍 Say “no” to all new volunteering requests
I’ve done a lot of community and volunteer work over the last few years, serving in the Rotary club, on the City Council, and on various local non-profit boards. When I set my goals for 2018, my schedule had gotten too full and I saw the need to wind these down to focus more on business, ministry, and family.
I didn’t keep this perfectly and did add one board position for our local West Liberty Community Center. But I’m counting this goal as a win overall because I resisted the temptation to get too involved in projects, even for the boards that I am still on, and am winding down my involvement with the Chamber of Commerce which I have been involved with for about five years. In fact, today was my last official board meeting for the Chamber.
I love volunteering for these things, and have learned a lot from being involved in that way. But it’s time for me to focus on other things right now.
👍 Plan trip to Israel
It’s scheduled and airplane tickets are reserved! I’m excited to take another group to Israel. Both times that I have brought groups earlier have been really fun. And I think it’s an important thing for any Christian to do, and especially any church leader! Take a peek at the itinerary here.