{Get those Life Goals down on paper}


Good morning, ya’ll! I was so blessed yesterday by all the wonderful people who stopped by to show some love here on {In Pursuit}. I’ve read all your comments and I am just humbled you’ve decided to share your own personal struggles or journey with little ‘ol me. I look forward to getting to know you better and I look forward to walking alongside of you on this amazing journey!

Now, let me just start off by saying that we will be announcing the winner of the 30 day Agenda/ Daily Planner printable later today. So if you haven’t already done so, all it takes is a comment on any of this weeks’ posts to be entered for a chance to win. So come on, I want to hear from you! =0)

Lastly, if you haven’t already taken the poll on our {Welcome!!} page, please do. As of now, a little over 63% of those surveyed have stated that they are not satisfied with their lives. If you sit in a group of 10 people and look around, there’s a good chance that 6-7 of those sitting with you are not satisfied with where they are. The other 1-2 are not even sure how they feel about life and possibly 1 of those 10 is happy with their life.

So, my question is this… why are we not doing anything about it?

I was one of those 6-7 people, fed up with where I was in life. I was one of those 6-7 people who had no motivation, no purpose, no hope for a future. I had been dealt some unfavorable cards (and I picked some horrible cards along the way too!), and I felt like it was everybody else’s fault for my lack of contentment and disappointment. Sound familiar?

Well, that’s what {In Pursuit} is about. I sat down and evaluated the areas in my life I was unhappy with. And because I know it is God’s desire for me to be whole in all areas of my life, I began to write them down.  Then, without looking back at past failures, without hesitating to check my weaknesses or inabilities, I presented it to the Lord and began to move on it. That’s it. One step at a time.

There’s so much I want to share with you. The fact that you’re even here reading this is an encouragement for me to put out there the simple things that are changing my life. We are women, created to be helpmates, carriers of dreams. We are women created to birth destinies, set atmospheres, and influence those around us.

The problem is that we are also women: insecure, abused, mistreated, wounded, feeling unworthy, feeling incapable, lacking confidence, lacking trust, lacking resources, and in need of other women to teach us that which God has already taught them.

And so, today I wanted to share with you this free template  (click the link below) which was the starting point for my pursuit of change:


Life Goals

So come on girls, if you’re ready to make the change necessary, print out the spreadsheet, sit in a quiet corner, and start writing.

Here’s two examples from my own personal Life Goals sheet to help you get started:

Heading:

DIET/ HEALTH

  • create meal plan
  • exercise chart
  • vitamins
  • learn about nutrition
  • learn healthy recipes

ORGANIZATION:

  • pantry
  • kitchen drawers/cabinets
  • dining room hutch
  • hallway closet
  • electronics
  • linens
  • school supplies
  • digital photos
  • email
  • computer files

The point of this project is to take all the things that are consuming your daily thoughts, and get them down on paper. This spreadsheet is awesome because it helps me prioritize and check off as I go (and we all know how much I love CHECKING THINGS OFF MY LIST!).

I hope the Life Goals Spreadsheet will be as much of a blessing to you as it has been to me.

I want to hear from you. Stop by and comment, or inbox me and let me know about your journey.

Do you have any other ideas or suggestions on pursuing and going after your own Life Goals? Share the wisdom. Your conquest is my victory! My conquest is yours!

 


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About Darlene Collazo

Daughter of the King. Wife. Mother. Writer. Encourager. Lover of words and all things creative. Fellow companion on this journey {In Pursuit} of the abundant life God has for us.

Posted on September 2, 2011, in DAILY LIFE, HOME & ORGANIZATION, HOME MANAGEMENT, LIFE, LIFE GOALS, ORGANIZING, Printables and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Hi Darlene,
    I’m on journey as well and a very important starting point is to find a accountability partner…
    Proverbs 27:17 – As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
    Ecclesiastes 4:9-10- Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his/her friend can help him/her up. But pity the person who falls and has no one to help him up!
    What we should look for in a accountability partner is someone who will encourage, motivate and inspire you. Also someone who will give you a word of correction when needed! Keeps us on track…Lol! Its important to be intouch with your accountability partner everyday or atleast every other day. Receiving an encouraging voicemail or an inspiring test message can make a world of difference. With the technology today it is simple to take a few moments to do that. Hope this is a help to someone. Blessing to all.
    Lisa H

    • Lisa thanks so much for posting!!! You are right! An accountability partner is very important in this journey towards a healthy lifestyle. When we are discouraged and when we don’t see the end of this struggle, we need someone to remind us of the purpose of all this…. GOD’S BEST FOR US!!! You’ve given me a great idea regarding accountability partnerships, thanks ;0)…. we are in this together!!!

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