The new year is a natural time of reflection and much will be written about the importance of reflection. Steve Morgan encapsulates the pitfall of writing goals. Enjoy the read.

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  1. Thanks Ray. I’m glad you liked this. I have been wanting to write about STUPID goals since I was sitting in a meeting earlier this year that was training us in setting SMART goals. Since I was already familiar with the acronym SMART, my mind starting digressing down the other side (call it creative or dark side). I just hadn’t been able to write it in a blog until now. Happy New Year. What is your focus for this coming year? Let’s talk soon.

    1. Steve,
      My focus this year (2013) has four parts: (1) deepening intimacy with God; (2) deepening intimacy with Janice; (3) a book on servant leadership and (4) developing new strategic execution skills as a leader.

      Yes, let’s talk. We are on vacation next week to the coast for some down time. A former youth group member of mine (now a PhD) just wrote a book on Spiritual gifts – he warned me that he mentioned me in the preface. I plan to review it this week and write a blurb about it for him to use. Pretty cool when the seeds planted years ago come roaring back as a harvest…it motivates me to constancy.

      Ray

      1. Those are great foci for the year. I am working on a blog for my one word theme. My word will be ENGAGE.
        Speaking of seeds planted…this desire was planted seeing your example of teaching in class. I left challenged to engage the same way that you modeled in class. This year I want to be more intentional about that word focus. We return to Orlando next week. Sometime the week of the 7th will work for me also.

  2. Thanks Ray. I’m glad you liked this. I have been wanting to write about STUPID goals since I was sitting in a meeting earlier this year that was training us in setting SMART goals. Since I was already familiar with the acronym SMART, my mind starting digressing down the other side (call it creative or dark side). I just hadn’t been able to write it in a blog until now. Happy New Year. What is your focus for this coming year? Let’s talk soon.

    1. Steve,
      My focus this year (2013) has four parts: (1) deepening intimacy with God; (2) deepening intimacy with Janice; (3) a book on servant leadership and (4) developing new strategic execution skills as a leader.

      Yes, let’s talk. We are on vacation next week to the coast for some down time. A former youth group member of mine (now a PhD) just wrote a book on Spiritual gifts – he warned me that he mentioned me in the preface. I plan to review it this week and write a blurb about it for him to use. Pretty cool when the seeds planted years ago come roaring back as a harvest…it motivates me to constancy.

      Ray

      1. Those are great foci for the year. I am working on a blog for my one word theme. My word will be ENGAGE.
        Speaking of seeds planted…this desire was planted seeing your example of teaching in class. I left challenged to engage the same way that you modeled in class. This year I want to be more intentional about that word focus. We return to Orlando next week. Sometime the week of the 7th will work for me also.

  3. Dear Ray ! What a great idea. Thinking about the oppositereally helps in resolving problems. I remember some where about the
    generals ( army ) making war plans thinking the other way. I.e
    assuming they are an enemy & becoming successful. Thanks in
    showing plans this way. Bedilu Assefa.

  4. Dear Ray ! What a great idea. Thinking about the oppositereally helps in resolving problems. I remember some where about the
    generals ( army ) making war plans thinking the other way. I.e
    assuming they are an enemy & becoming successful. Thanks in
    showing plans this way. Bedilu Assefa.

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