Need inspiration and encouragement to reach your goals? Read this list of my favorite goal reaching motivational quotes.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES ON GOAL SETTING
I’m a sucker for a good quote. Some of these quotes have gotten me out of bed, out of a rut, started on a business, or helped me become a better person. Compile your own list of quotes and keep them in a place where you can turn to when you need a pep talk (I store all of mine on this Pinterest board)!
Here are a few of my favorites:
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SOME THOUGHTS ON THE AUTHOR
A lot of Christian circles have mixed feelings about Rachel Hollis as a Christian speaker, but if you’ve read her previous book, “Girl, Wash Your Face“, you get a glimpse into her background and the reason she has such a strong message of self-confidence.
Her childhood consisted of a lot of anger and trauma (including the suicide of her brother as a teenager). Rachel speaks out of a place of pain and hurt and wants to share the message of worthiness to any woman willing to listen.
Unfortunately, she’s been getting a lot of criticism from Christians because her focus is so much on self (since her father was a preacher and she talks about Jesus), but I personally don’t think that’s any reason to skip these books. Her message is not anti-Jesus just because it’s pro-self…it’s that you don’t need to feel guilt or shame for wanting more for your life.
Rachel challenges us to step into our lives and reclaim them. To stop going through the motions, and begin living our lives by believing the best about ourselves!
I’m not 100% on board with every book I read, so remember, you can read a book and still be allowed your own opinions. Ok, I’m getting down from my soap box—but I want to leave you with all the helpful tips Rachel offers up in her book.
WHAT “GIRL, STOP APOLOGIZING” TAUGHT ME ABOUT GOAL SETTING
TIPS FOR SETTING PRIORITIES
Yourself: Are you taking care of yourself? Get sleep, eat well, drink water!
Marriage: Is this the most important relationship in your life?
Kids: Everyone’s parenting looks different, give yourself grace.
Work: Is it taking precedence over what’s important?
TIPS TO GET HEALTHY
Wake up early
Give up one type of food for a month
RACHEL HOLLIS’S 10, 10, 1 APPROACH TO GOAL PLANNING
Ten years (Who do you want to be?)
Ten dreams (What would make that a reality?)
One goal (Which dream could you turn into a goal right now?)
FIND TIME TO FOCUS ON YOUR GOALS
Look over your week. Where can you add in five hours?
Once you’ve set your new schedule, treat those five hours as sacred.
What time of day can you be most effective using those hours?
Have a weekly check-in, preferably Sundays.
HOW TO ESTABLISH A HABIT
Habits can either be good or bad. For example, a cue (feeling sad) triggers an action (binge eating) that leads to a reward (feeling better for a little while).
Instead, take the same cue (feeling sad) and change your action (going for a run) to lead to a new reward (feeling better, more energy).
HOW TO REACH YOUR GOALS
Starting Point (start with the end in mind—how can you get there?)
Guideposts (brainstorm everything that will help you get closer to that goal, organize your list, narrow it down to three guideposts)
Mile Markers (break down all the mile markers along the way that get to each of the three guideposts)
TIPS FOR PRODUCTIVITY
What is the end result for today? Limit to 3 things.
What’s the one thing you could do to make this more efficient?
Set up your workspace to maximize productivity.
Avoid things you know distract you.
Check in weekly.
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FINDING A MENTOR
A few years ago I was lucky enough to find an amazing “Mom group” with mentors that helped me tremendously as a parent. Finding a mom that’s a season ahead of you doing things well is one of the best parenting resources you can find. If you don’t have a mentor in your life, ask yourself who do you know that is parenting their children with patience and leadership?
No one’s perfect, but who is raising their children in a healthy, spiritual direction? Text them, call them, ask them to lunch. It starts with you—don’t be intimidated. I’ve found that older women in my church feel so appreciated to be asked to coffee to get parenting advice.
CREATING FAMILY GOALS
I was introduced to the idea of a “family mission statement” and for the first time saw how I could bring my family together as a team, while teaching my kids Biblical truths. Every family is different, so your goals will be worded differently. When I wrote this goal poster (originally in 2016), I wanted it to address our current issues.
Preschool temper tantrums
Sharing with a baby sister
Cleaning up after ourselves
Making my children feel loved and secure
Then I added the “Fruits of the Spirit” as a kind of rule chart for my kids to refer to. When someone was caught not sharing or lying, I could direct them to the family goals and ask them what Fruit of the Spirit they needed to work on. Instead of focusing on what they did wrong, it changed their focus to how they could make it right.
PRINT YOUR OWN FAMILY GOALS CHART
Write out your list of what you want your family to look like and create your own set of family goals…or feel free to use mine and have your kids draw a family picture in the middle.