Thursday, January 29, 2009

The big one

Well, I have not been ignoring the 'resolutions list' or whatever I called it. I've given it a lot of thought and not had much time to blog. But I did come up w/a yearly goal...something I have talked about a bunch lately, so it was right in front of me and I was kind of avoiding it. This goal could apply to so many areas of our life right now!! Drum roll please.....

1 comment:

( jason ) said...

A goal should be measurable, otherwise, there is neither any mechanism to keep you accountable nor any indicator of success. How do you know if you have reached your goal of discipline? It's an intangible thing that you'll always be chasing after.

Discipline for discipline's sake is certainly a virtue, but not overly useful without direction. However, it can be part of a mission statement, from which you create a series of measurable goals.

For instance:

Mission Statement: "We will develop a disciplined approach to our household and health responsibilities, in order to create a peaceful growing environment for our children, to feel well and have energy to spare, and to allow our family the time to enjoy each other."

Goal: "We will keep the children's TV watching to less than 1 hour per day, at least 5 days a week." You can measure the goal and you've given yourself some flexibility (with limits) for unusual circumstance.

Goal: "The dishes will be done completely after each meal, with the exception of days that have appointments immediately after meals."