I’m Done with S.M.A.R.T. Goals

SMART goals — meaning goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timeable. All my life I’ve tried to make balanced goals, one step at a time, and achieve them.

Those days are OVER. Thanks to FlyLady, Charlotte Mason and two helpful books (The Power of Habit and Switch), I’ve chosen a different path, one that actually works.

Winter is just tough here, it’s not a good time for sweeping changes or New Year’s Resolutions. But I wanted to make changes – to do something. I was tired of having no routine and just drifting.

So I got my husband on board and started with one thing: we would recite our memory verses at each meal. Just one time.  Can we say it worked? Beyond my wildest dreams. And we didn’t have to drill the verses, just say them together. Even my four year old is keeping up.

Experiment the second was on myself. I wanted to pick one thing. So many things I want to do regularly: workout everyday, take a walk after lunch, complete one exercise in Henle Latin every day, read half an hour before bed. But I know when I am close to God, everything works better. So I decided to read my Bible every morning before anything else. And I’m succeeding.

2014. The year of small changes.

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean,
And the beauteous land.

1 Comment

  1. Lisa Cornish

    This is great! I love your blog and your down-to-earth style of approaching things! Very encouraging and helpful to others! Especially like this post on small changes. When you have lots of kids, it’s the only way that really works, anyway.

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