Challenge: The Art of Strategy
I’m sure that many of us have heard the quote: “Failure to plan is planning to fail.” If you were planning a shower for a friend, would you wait until the same day to figure out a theme, get decorations, purchase food, create a menu, write invitations, decorate the house, create a game, buy a gift, wrap a gift, cook the food, and clean your house?? No! Most of us would make a list, set small goals, delegate tasks if needed, and give ourselves a timeline to get the job done! If we are that diligent when it comes to planning a party or preparing for a job interview, why aren’t we just as diligent in reaching a goal that is for our own spiritual, mental, emotional, and/or physical well-being?
Ladies, if we are going to see change then we have to come up with a strategy–a plan of attack. We are going to take this mountain DOWN! Or, plow right through it. Either way, we are going to get to the other side! So, this week’s challenge is to develop a basic framework/strategy to get yourself moving. Make sure it is reachable, measurable, and realistic. As we go, you can add to this plan, alter it, or develop it. Just get something started! REPLY below to let us all know the strategy you created; it’d be great to get ideas from one another!
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO REACH THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE:
1. Get a journal or choose an electronic way to document your progress.
2. Write down the goal you chose last week.
Example: “My goal is: save $1,000.”
3. Jot down a strategic, measurable starting point.
Examples could be: work out __ number of days a week, read one book on my challenge category every two weeks, or create a budget for eating out.
4. Get moving–do things to prepare for NEXT week when we’ll put this into action.
Examples could be: sign up for a gym membership, stock up on healthy groceries, check out a book on singleness, or research names of Christian counselors.