In a previous post I talked about my goals for 2009. If you missed that riveting piece of blog-o-journalism click here
It is all well and good to set goals, but if you want to reach them, you need a plan.
So I reviewed my goals and have made a plan of how to reach those. I share them with you now.
1) Yell less at children.
I notice that I yell at them more when I have been lax in disciplining them. Consitent discipline should keep their behavior in check and certainly my frustration level down. I have been putting this method in practice and see the yelling going down.
2) Communicate better with my wife.
My plan is to spend more time at the front-end making sure we understand each other. Also, we have been bringing back date nights and spending 1 on 1 time outside the friendly but hectic confines of home, is helping the communication as well.
3) Growing in my relationship with God.
My goal is to do 2 things I haven't done in a while:
A) read through the bible in a year
B) keep a prayer journal
4) Minister as a family.
My goal is to make a list of potential service opportunities as a family by the end of this month and pick one by the end of next.
5) Bring back the perm for men.
No hair raising plans in place, as of yet.
6. Write a letter a week in 2009.
There have been 2 full weeks this year and I have written 1 letter. I plan to write a 2nd one tomorrow and a third one sometime this week. I have a list in my mind of people I plan to write and will put that list on paper soon.
7. Be funnier in 2009 than 2008.
I already have received more compliments about my humor on my facebook page in 2009 than I did in 2008. I didn't have a facebook page in 2008, but that's not important.
Funny is as funny does so I am not worried.
So you've seen my goals and now you've read my plans. I'll give a quarterly update. Mail me a quarter and I'll give you an update.
Next Time: Because They're Nouns
A QUOTE TO START THINGS OFF WITH
I see a young boy Saying He's going to run away. Deep inside, It's already happened. Ronny Dibbern (Grade 8) From Ten-Second Rainshowers: Poems by young people. Compiled by Sanford Lynne