Plans & Goals: 2018 is gone; What Next?

It’s the last month of the year and the best time to remind ourselves of some important issues.

One blog post; one issue.

For those of us that journal, I guess you’ve started writing your new year resolutions, habits you want to stop, things you wished you had done differently in 2018, reality checks, etc.

Do we really achieve 100% of our resolutions? I think 100% is over rated. What of 60%? I don’t think so.

100% or not, 60% or not, one of the most important thing is to have plans and goals set.

I guess adulthood has started playing on me such that I begin to question myself towards the tail end of the year like “Maureen, what have you achieved this year?”

To be honest, went back to my journal and felt heart-broken to see that I haven’t even exhausted all the things I wrote down. Some have been done and dusted, but some haven’t.

Nonetheless, what if a goal was not set at all? I mean! There probably would have been no pursuit or standard and one would just keep living arbitrarily.

I learnt something profound from my music coordinator recently,

“Even if you don’t achieve all your resolutions, carry it over to the next year and keep working at it. Then you’d see you’re getting closer to your dream day by day.”

I’d subscribe to this rather than giving up on what you couldn’t achieve in the previous year. If I’m correct, those plans were very crucial that was the reason for writing them in the first place.

Between,  as a soon to be graduate and for every other person out there like me, we should have a clear plan for our transitioning from college to career.

The moral of today’s post is:

  • Setting plans and goals keeps you focused.
  • It helps you have a target.
  • It gives you a sense of direction.
  • It helps you define what to accept and reject.
  • You feel more confident about your dreams when you have an expectation.
  • Most importantly, it helps you check if you’re still on track or have deviated.

PLANS – Your intentions or set of intended actions through which one expects to achieve a goal.

GOALS – A result one is attempting to achieve.

So guys, let’s start penning those dreams down and taking those steps. I believe that we can achieve whatsoever we set our heart to.

Look at what I found:

Psalm 20 verse 4

”May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed”

It is legit to have desires guys and even God wishes all our plans succeed.

What happens if you don’t have a plan or desire? What then do we pray about?

Now this post is already getting longer than I planned, so let me be going.

So much love from me,


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