Brooke

Starting Small

2017 is creeping up on us, guys! What are we going to do about it?

Lots of people say that on New Years, you are supposed to set a goal for the new year. But sometimes it’s hard to keep up with your goal. How do we make sure we keep it?

Here is my system: start small.

One year, I had planned to make 100 or so hats for kid she with cancer. In the end, I made about 6. I was really disappointed in myself, but I realized what had happened. I had set too large of a goal for myself, and I wasn’t able to keep up with it… obviously. What now? Instead of setting a goal to make 100 hats in the whole year, maybe I should just have made a goal to make 5 hats a month. That would have been more reasonable. Sure, it wouldn’t add up to 100 at the end of the year, but I would have more than 6 to give to kids in need.

Here is my challenge for you. Set yourself a goal—a small one—and see how much you will be able to do! It may even be something like practicing an instrument every day, doing your devotions, or maybe working out twice a week.

Believe me, it is important to set goals for yourself. Not only does it make you feel more accomplished, but you make yourself a stronger person.

-Brooke

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