Jesus loves us with no strings attached. I wanna be like that! Our purpose is to love others the way we want others to love us. Unconditional, like Jesus loves us. Strive for that! In 2019, that’s my One Word—-Love!
In thinking of my goals for the coming year, I’ve been thinking how I like to be treated: consistent respect, loved unconditionally, forgiven, carried, hugged, positive encouragement, having a growth mindset, cheerleader, always believing, always hoping, always loving, never giving up, striving, changing for the better.
I make goals starting in August because I am a Teacher. I have 6 goals that run from 2018-2020, short-term goals. I have 5 out of 6 goals running right now simultaneously because they all fit together and I’m a very blessed and favored girl. All of these goals are not out of selfish intent. These are goals affect other people as well as myself.
- Begin to pay off debt (starting in 2019)
- Get books published and write new ones (started)
- Become healthier in spirit, mind and body (started)
- Love my students and help them love learning (started)
- Fall in love with my best friend (started)
- Start National Board Certified Teacher Program (started)
Within each goal, are smaller goals that help these big goals seem not so big. Things that I need to do to accomplish each goal. It may seem I’m a type A, but it helps me know what needs to be done.
While accomplishing these goals, I am asserting my One Word—Love! Love for myself and others, but I need to be make sure I’m aware of my love for myself and others as the year progresses. I need to be intentional. I need to be patient. I need to stop overthinking situations. I need to forgive myself and others and move on when it’s not returned or accepted. I need to not put people in categories; we are all God’s children. I need to encourage, be inspirational, supportive and show compassion.
Goals help us to accomplish what we deem important to us and therefore, become important to those who matter.