A year ago, I put together a list of goals that I would have loved to see for myself. But who could have predicted all the events that happened this year and put a wreck to anybody and everybody’s plans for the future. Some of it I accomplished, others I had to pivot because of the circumstances and set aside what I had hoped for.
Honestly, given the situation, I feel we came out on top. In fact, several opportunities presented themselves that I could even imagine, including several speaking engagements last year and this year. Plus, the plan, while not written down, is sharper than ever.
So with uncertainty ahead, even as it has always been uncertain even before this pandemic, let us set our goals for the new year.
- More Speaking
It doesn’t matter if it’s to a small church or at a conference, I want to be able to present educational material out there to help Christians better understand how faith and mental health intersect.
If I made this a SMART goal? I’d want to increase to at least an average of one speaking engagement a month. Need a speaker? Let me know.
- Create More Resources
The shop we have currently is a list of resources I have slowly been collecting. (My favorite is still the Church Mental Health Awareness cards) I have honestly been writing a lot in the blog, finding out what is being viewed most and what I love writing, and now want to turn those into full, independent resources.
SMART goal? Create one new item (whether or not it makes it in the shop) a month.
- Decide If This Becomes A Nonprofit
There is a lot that goes into making a nonprofit, it’s not just making the decision, filling out a form or two, and you’re good. It’s a process and so this would be a commitment, but I feel I need to make a decision by the end of the year to fully pursue this or not.
SMART goal? Begin the application for nonprofit or decide fully against it.
I certainty have smaller goals, things that could be much easier to accomplish, but these three things are my focus. Yet, if this year has taught me anything, I am open and able to pivot as opportunities I could not have foresee may come up.
What goals do you have for yourself this year? I’d love to hear in the comments.