It has been a while since I have written anything on goals, my favorite subject. The reason it is my favorite subject is that it is my number one tool in helping people to grow, which is my job, my passion, and my heart. You might say, “I would think that the Bible would be your number one tool.” It would be if people would read it, but if I can teach them to write goals and then get them to make a goal to read three chapters every day, then I have accomplished my goal in getting them to read the Bible every day.
Goals are written down decisions. Life is all about choices, but many people make good choices they just don’t follow through on them. If a choice is written down and reviewed often the probability of following through on it is much higher.
Goals are written down commitments. Over the years I have had so many people tell me they were going to do something for me, and then not keep their word. They forgot, got busy, procrastinated. If people do that to me very many times I don’t ask them to do anything for me any more, and if they volunteer I nod my head and smile. God is the same way, “ His words in Matthew 25:21, “well done good and faithful servant, you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many, more things.” God gives those who are faithful to keep their commitments to Him with many more opportunities to do more.
Goals are the desires of our heart written down as a statement of what we really want to do with our life. Many people have strong dreams and desires but they just don’t seem to make it happen. For some reason they just don’t pull the trigger. Often all it takes to get things moving is a single step, and a goal can be that step that is all the difference between doing something and being frozen in indecision.
Most people don’t write goals; it is too much trouble.