The new year is a time for new commitments, new habits, and new goals, and as the leader, you set the example for your team. This year, instead of falling off the resolution train by mid-February with everyone else, be intentional about sticking to your goals. Here are 8 simple and attainable goals that will improve your life and the lives of those around you this year.
1. BE TRUTHFUL. Don’t varnish it. Don’t massage it. Don’t be harsh with it. Just speak it in love.
2. DO WHAT YOU SAY. And do it faster than expected.
3. FIND WHAT IS RIGHT IN OTHERS. Every day, tell at least one person what they are doing right.
4. TAKE LESS, GIVE MORE. In other words, place the needs of others ahead of your own.
5. ALLOW OTHERS TO LEAD. Don’t parent them. Don’t control them. Trust them.
6. BLESS SOMEONE. Identify at least one person every month and bless them in a way that surprises them and you.
7. FOCUS. Try being a laser rather than a flashlight by reducing activities or projects that don’t fit your top priorities.
8. TAKE A RISK. Push yourself to pursue at least one goal that is beyond your comfort zone.
Jay Desko is the Executive Director of The Center and serves on the Senior Leadership Team at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. Jay brings experience in the areas of ministry assessment, leadership coaching, decision-making, and strategic questioning. Jay’s degrees include a B.S. in Bible, a M.Ed in Instructional Systems Design and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.