I had my view of setting goals forever changed by Dr. Mark Lee, then president of Simpson College. He described a child who wanted to save $100 in a year, and developed a strategy to put a certain amount of money into a piggy bank each week. As the year progressed, the child missed a few weeks. When asked whether the goal had been met, the child responded “no, but I still have $93!”
I like this! I set lots of goals: physical; spiritual; mental; financial; ministry; family. I never accomplish them all, but am always miles down the road from where I would have been had I not set them.
Take some time to evaluate and consider your lifestyle. Set some goals; aim at something (if you aim at nothing, you’re sure to hit it). Otherwise, you may end up with life, but no style. Read your goals on the 1st of each month; rewrite a few if life has changed. Have an ending point, and see how you did. And remember; even if you fall short, you’ll still have $93!