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Many people set new goals for the new year, which is practically upon us. I like to think of and set goals in smaller segments throughout the year though. It’s a lot less daunting. And a lot easier to meet when approached with a well thought out plan. 

Additionally, those smaller goals can actually help you achieve the larger ones you are striving for.

Here are 5 tips for goal setting that I have found helpful:

  1. Determine your why. What is your purpose in achieving the goal? What do you seek to accomplish?
  2. Divide and conquer. For long-term goals or large projects, dividing into smaller sub-sections helps you achieve progress at intervals. This can keep you motivated to continue and follow through to the end!
  3. Make them actionable. What are the actual steps you will take to meet the goals? How will you plan your time in order to ensure they get done?
  4. Have deadlines. Create an outline of all the steps and write daily to-do’s on your calendar of each step. Make appointments with yourself so you stay on track.
  5. Give yourself grace. If you miss a step or a deadline, don’t give up! Allow yourself wiggle room for unexpected things to interrupt your progress. LIFE HAPPENS!

Here are 5 Bible verses that can help you focus with goal setting:

  1. Proverbs 13:16
  2. Proverbs 21:5
  3. Hebrews 10:35-36
  4. 2 Chronicles 15:7
  5. Psalm 20:4
    1. (Psst, this one’s my favorite!)
Ammie Senn