“You are 42% more likely to achieve your goal simply by writing it down.” Dr. Gail Matthews, psychology professor
In two weeks, I’ll complete my 100-day plan to post a blog post daily for 100 days.
On day 59, I wrote a post titled “Have A Plan” about needing to have goals and writing down those goals.
This post is the beginning of that plan. I especially wanted to share my writing goal for the remainder of 2021. I plan to finish any of these with deadlines by December 31.
- Continue to attend church and Sunday school weekly.
- Finish reading the Message translation of the Bible.
- Read and study the Bible daily alongside one other book.
- Walk daily.
- Eat only one sugary snack a day.
- Write and publish a blog post four days a week (Monday through Thursday).
- Complete my manuscript (in blog post format).
The latter purpose affects my readers. Actually, all of my purposes make an impression on what and how I write. However, my professional purpose has a direct impact on you when you stop by here. Several friends asked about my plan to keep on blogging.
After I complete my 100-day plan at the end of May, I’ll take off a couple of weeks. Then I’ll write and post my manuscript four days a week. That way, I’m forced to edit my rough draft and write it into publishable blog posts.
I typically don’t make resolutions. I simply choose a word of the year. This year’s word happened to be discipline that happened to lead to writing down my purposes. Thanks to everyone who hung in here with me. I was so encouraged by your comments, emails, and private messages.
What’s your plan for the rest of 2021?
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Yes! I’m so happy you’ve written these daily. I’m super excited that you will continue writing and look forward to each day. God bless you in all your endeavors. You’ve been a true blessing to Me.
I love you,
Awe, Connie, you’ve been the blessing. You have hung in here with me through it all. I sure do appreciate you and your comments.
It took some coercing (me dealing with myself) to know that I had to keep on, and I want to. It’s been a good discipline and I learn what I really think when I write it down.
Thanks so much, my friend. I love you! ❤️
Kim, Thank you for your inspirational blog and reminders.
I like how you categorized spiritual physical, and professional plans.
I was a real fan Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of highly Successful People and used them in life . One of my psychology teachers in high school encouraged us with life projects on how to change a not so good habit into better one. Our parents really taught us how to Love God and Love people. For that I’m most grateful.
I’m a believer in written plans too, having written several from daily, to monthly, to 1, 5, 10 and 20 year plans. Many have faded away, some were followed through, some not, however there are a few key plans that bore and are still bearing fruit . Some are related to family, health, career, profession, places to live and work, etc. There have been setbacks, however I believe everything happens for a purpose and often God rescues us, brings us through the disappointments and nourishes us back toward Him and his desire for our hearts.
Congratulations on your spiritual, physical, and health plans; continuing your blog and manuscript.
We’ll be following.
Oh, wow, Joel … I can’t believe you mentioned Steven Covey’s book. It’s on my desk right now. I think I read it years ago, but I’m not so sure because there’s not a single thing underlined and no notes in the book.
Anyhow, several months ago, my daughter asked if I’d ever read it. I let her borrow my copy. She liked it so much, she bought her own and gave mine back so I could read it along with her. I admit I haven’t, but I’m thinking your comment might be a God nudge! Either that or my daughter called you for backup. LoL 😄
I appreciate the rest of your comment too. You’re right … I don’t believe God ever intended for our plans to be final, but making them and writing them down is our discipline that let’s Him know we’re willing. I think life typically looks very different from what we plan. Our part is showing up, though, and that’s what you and I have done. So, take it away, God.
As always, thanks so much for your encouragement and for making me think deeper about what I wrote. 🤩
Thanks for the mention yesterday or I would not have seen your reply. I’m happy these reminders come to us when we need them. Thanks
Me too, Joel. I’m so grateful. ❤️
Kelly and I started today reading a few pages a day and discussing it. I think we’ll get so much out of it by going through it together.