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Life Goals

I’ve been thinking through my life goals. One thought I have been asking myself has been, what things do I want to achieve before I die? I know that it is a huge question for many people. Some of the categories I am thinking through are:

-travel- places I want to visit
-dates- memories I want to make with Jen
– physical goals-this is health, fitness and long term care for my life
-foods- foods I have never experience that would be exciting to try.
-cultural- this the arts, dancing, and the like.
-spiritual goals- for me, this is leaving a spiritual legacy
-financial- this covers short term and long term, even thinking through passing on finances to my child and my grandchildren.
-education- growing intellectually
-family – thinking through family experiences, parenting, and spiritual growth

My favorite quote that goes well with life goals is by Dave Ramsey, “When you choose to live like no one else; one day; you will be like no one else.”

I know this is a lot to think through, but out of this thought, I have begun to experience things in my life that I would have never pursued unless I had challenged myself to think outside of myself. Sometimes we just exist to be what is offered to us in life, instead of pushing ourselves to experience new challenges.

This year instead of making a new years resolution for 2009, I’m asking myself, what life goals am I going to pursue this next year? So I leave you with the same question, what life goals are you going to pursue in 2009?

Conquering My Writers Block

Well I finally have a couple of minutes to post something on my blog and now I am having a blog writer’s block.  I know that no one else has this problem.  I read the best way to overcome writers block is to write, so here I go….

I have been crazy busy lately working on TrueLife, family and personal goals and when I do have a minute left to do something I feel the need to do nothing!  So here is a couple of updates on my life:

#1: I am still running!  Yeaaa!  I will run my 6 mile goal this week if all goes well.  I wanted to already run it this weekend, but I haven’t motivated myself to get back into the routine.  Here are a couple things that I do to keep me motivated as I run:

– listen to running podcast ( Trilogy, 4 Feet Running, and 2 Gomers are the main ones I listen to.)

– I have a running log ( I got a copy from this site: http://thinnmann.com/runlog.htm)

– I Facebook my progress, this keeps me accountable.

– My number one motivation is one of my Life Goals.  I want to live to be 80 years old (It will be year 2054 – yeaa)  I know that God may change this goal, I may live to be older or younger, but at least I have a target and a plan in place now!

#2: Church Planting is going great at TrueLife Church!  God has brought an amazing team of people together and that has been a blessing!  Our leadership team has been working on 2009 plans and with that comes a huge task list.  It can be scary to look at everything we are planning on 09, but the exciting part is what God is doing through the things that are happening within our community.

#3: I think the hardest part of my life right now is having a limited time to spend with the family.  They have been troopers, and we all have been creative in how we use our time together.  We all had a wonderful Thanksgiving together and made great memories as we put the Christmas tree up and decorated the house.

I think the next time that I l write, I will write about is some of my life goals that I have been thinking through this year. (I have broken my blogger’s writers block!)  So I want to encourage you to think through what goals do you want to achieve with the limited time that God has given you?  Until next time:0)

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