Guest Author - Michelle McVaney
C.S. Lewis said, "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Every year millions of people make new years resolutions. They set new goals for themselves and have such a positive outlook on what the new year is going to bring.
This year, journal and scrapbook about your goals and resolutions for the new year. Create this layout as an inspiration piece to keep you motivated. Place this layout in a prominent place that you will see everyday and it will serve as a reminder of your goals and resolutions.
If you are setting a goal to excersize three times a week, maybe you can add a little calendar to your layout. Then mark off the days that you do excersize. This visual reminder will help you keep track and remind you that you stil have days that need marked off!
This layout will also help you with your goal. They say that writing your goal helps you to make your ideas more clear and focuses you on the end result. If you want to lose 30 pounds, write it down, find a picture of you at that wait and add it to your layout. Then hang it on the fridge as a reminder of your goal.
Use inspirational quotes on your layout. Here are a few quotes that I have gathered for my goals layout:
"Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong." ~William Thackeray
"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
"Energy and persistence conquer all things." ~Benjamin Franklin
"You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it."
"Spare moments are the gold dust of time." ~Bishop Hail
"There is more to life than increasing its speed." ~Mahatma Ghandi
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." ~Phillipians 4:13
“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Hansen
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill
Best of luck to you as you press on toward your goals this year!