‘I do not consider myself yet to have laid hold of it.
HARD Goals are: Heartfelt, Animated, Required, and Difficult.
SMART Goals are developed in the head while HARD Goals grip the heart.
2018 is "The Year of Release" and we have to (1) set goals and (2) set strategies to reach those goals.
This week we have worked to identify the goals and they can be SMART Goals or HARD Goals. First SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
STEP SIX: Who helped you cultivate what matters in 2017? Thank them for the specific things they helped you with or inspired in you. You can keep this simple and still make a huge impact: a text or an email can go a long way to change someone’s day—and change their life. A few highlights from my Power Sheets: There are so many more! I can’t wait to read your answers, and share mine with you too!
Looking back at your list of good things from Part 1, and all that you’ve written so far in this series, who helped you to live on purpose this year? Download a free printable worksheet here and write the names of those you are grateful for and why. You may think they don’t need encouragement, or it won’t matter, but words have power. I spent the morning sending emails to friends and colleagues who have meant a lot to me this year. Our church family, Walter our sweet cow-farmer mail carrier, my editor at Thomas Nelson who prayed me through finishing , our neighbors, Heidi and Kayla at the Carolina Inn, my Faith Retreat sisters, our fellow carpool mamas, Lara from Everyday Graces and my friend Sunee for generously preparing me for the adventure of homeschool (I love you both so much! One person who comments with answers to in this series will win a bonus prize: one of everything from the Cultivate Shop! This includes 2018 Power Sheets, the Cultivate What Matters sticker book, books, journals, art prints and so much more!
That’s the number of emails we sent to subscribers this year!
If you haven’t ordered your Power Sheets yet, we still have three beautiful color options for undated six-month sets that are shipping now! Get yours here.* Want to listen to this post instead of read? She thought that being popular would bring contentment. She believed the success equation was: work 24/7 more work. She chased an elusive standard of perfection and she MISSED HER LIFE. I chased my tail until it all began to crash and burn. I wrote the handwriting piece above (which has since been shared on the interwebs tens of millions of times—so crazy) not about skydiving, traveling to a foreign country, or anything you might typically see on a bucket list. ), mom to three (one through the gift of adoption), and an unlikely gardener.
Write the facts and know that each thing you write down is an area of your life that could be made completely new. A 2018 Yearly prayer journal from Val Marie Paper 6.
Once you have your list of the challenges from 2017, name some of the lessons you learned from those challenges.
This means we have to take time to make sure whatever goal we chose meet these criteria.