Turn your ear and hear the words of the wise; focus your mind on my knowledge. Proverbs 22:17
Have you ever been to the circus??? A three-ring circus??? You want to watch all of the acts and yet, you only have two eyes and you are only able to focus on one event at a time. I love the circus, but I am not a fan of the 3-ring kind, give me one ring and one event at a time, please and thank you!
This is the philosophy that I am bringing into 2014 too. I do not want to start off the New Year with a divided focus, trying to catch all the acts that are happening at the same time in my family, with my friends, in my neighborhood, in my church, and on social media. Overload will set in and I will begin to feel the stress, believe me I know…been there and have felt that stress!!!
I am going to implement a tool, that I found on-line, during this year of “focus”. It is a worksheet called “2014 Goals”, with five sections where you can write your goals, your plan to meet the goal and the date you intend to accomplish the goal. It also includes a little motto for inspiration, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
I intend to use this worksheet to meet one objective at a time. My first expectation for myself this year is to read through the book of Proverbs during the month of January. My plan is to read one chapter a day and since there are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs, I will meet my objective on January 31st.
I have a larger purpose for this year than meeting my goals one objective at a time…I will share it with you soon and you will see why the beginning of this sentence made me laugh. It was very punny!!!
I wanted to let you all know what I was focusing on for the month of January and please, feel free to join me in reading through Proverbs. It is only January 2nd…it won’t be difficult for you to catch-up with me, just read Proverbs 1 ~ 2 today and we will be on the same page tomorrow.
Oh, and one more thing…I was given a camera for Christmas this year and it is another tool that I have been using to remind me of my one-word resolution; focus, point and shoot! God knows just what we need and when we need it!!
So many of you have asked for the worksheet I decided to share it here…you will click on the link below and you will be taken to a different page…click again on 2014Goals and the .pdf file will open for you. Print it off and you are ready to go!!!