Several have asked how I set my goals and plans so I thought I would share with you how I do it. First, you begin with what your values are... what matters most in your life... what you want people to say about you at your funeral... what you are willing to die for. For example a value might be to be an I Peter 3 wife or to love your wife as Christ loves the church or to be cheerful or to be physically fit. Here is my mission and values: Mission: Because of the love of Christ, my mission is to see the Kingdom of God advanced especially in the areas of personal financial giving and discipleship by using my gifts of communication and leadership skills.
Value #1: I love Christ – I spend quality one on one time with Christ and share Him with others. (Phi. 3:8)
Value #2: I have integrity – I live a life above reproach both morally and emotionally. (Psalm 15:1, 2)
Value #3: I am cheerful – My attitude is upbeat and encouraging to others. (I Thes. 5:11)
Value #4: I seek Truth – Only true understanding will set anyone free from bondage. (John 8:32)
Value #5: I love my friends – I nurture the relationships with my family through prayer, contacting them and sharing with them. (Psalm 55:14)
Value #6: I love my family – I nurture the relationships with my family through prayer, contacting them and sharing with them. (Joshua 24:15)
Value #7: I strive for excellence – I do my best in all things so that God can be glorified. (I Cor. 10:31)
Value #8: I am financially secure – Money is a means to an end and I handle money frugally. Debt is none or a minimum. (Proverbs 31:16)
Value #9: I am an influencer – I seek to positively influence all those around me to either show them Christ or to bring them closer to His presence. (Matt. 28:19, 20)
Value #10: I am productive – My works will demonstrate my faith. (James 2:18)
Value #11: I am physically fit – I avoid bad habits (i.e. fried foods) and practice good habits in eating and physical exercise. (I Cor. 6:19, 20)
I will follow up with Part 2 of Getting It Done Intentionally on how to turn these values into Goals and Daily Task.