New Years Resolutions
Friend, I don’t know you… but I like to start the conversation assuming we will be or could be friends. So I’ll say to you, friend, make some goals for 2018. Go do something this year!
I didn’t do this last year and was able to still have an awesome time doing amazing things in most of these areas. This year I wanted to take some time and write out my goals so that I would be able to measure them against my efforts.
To be clear I operate on a “grace based” theology, meaning, I don’t believe I deserve anything I have. Everything is therefore a gift from God and I take it that way. This includes my drive to accomplish my goals and acquisition thereof.
Here are my goals. My friend Melissa sent me a photo of her goals board and I stole her topics and wrote up my own goals. Feel free to engage me on this stuff or ignore me altogether. Hope anything, I write will encourage you to lean on God to do some awesome things this year. Goals need to be S.M.A.R.T. that is,
You can decide if you think mine are S.M.A.R.T. or not... in the end they're mine not yours. Ha!
Assad's 2018 Goals
Read my Bible
Walk with God once a month (like... a literal walk or prayer walk)
Increase weekly prayer time
Make New Disciples
Mentor Current Disciples
One memorable thing per week with my kiddos and wife
One getaway with my wife
Date time with Summer
Dad time with kids
Put together a family cook book (12-24 recipes)
One 2 week family vacation
Pay attention to what I’m eating & drinking regularly (daily/weekly)
Get to gym 4 days a week
Ride bike 1 time a week
Work on core training
Building up to a century ride
Get in the pool at least 5 times
Pay off credit debt
Start a college fund
Get more traction on my retirement fund
Spend more time with friends
Spend time with new friends who share similar interests.
Go snowboarding this year (at least once)
Starting learning vocabulary in Arabic, French and Italian (20 words in each language)
Preach from memory
Figure out a way to disciple guys
Blog regularly (1-2 times per month)
Develop Middle East Christian partners