5 Tips for New Year Goals; What To Do And Not Do


It’s the beginning of another year and it feels almost noble to take on a challenge of some sort for 2017 and set new year goals. But maybe you are thinking about goal-setting as an obligation or perhaps you've been told to make a resolution. In any regard, I have a word of caution for you before you immerse yourself in this quest. 

WORD OF CAUTION: Before you begin working on your New Year goal or resolution, take a close look at your life as a whole. What else may be affected? If you dive 100% into taking on a business challenge, will your personal life suffer? If you commit all your time to your child’s soccer team, could your business fail when you can’t make evening appointments? See what I mean?

Before you begin, first make a firm decision about the lifestyle you want. How do you want to live? There is always a trade-off. We have to give up something to get something else. Don't make your resolutions or set your goals without considering who or what else may be impacted.

So take a little time and think things through or discuss this with your coach. What will it take for you to experience a better, more fulfilling and balanced life in 2017? Use what you learn in this process as you consider the tips below, written by one of PCCCA’s Master Coach Trainers, Jenny Grace Morris, MCLC.

Thinking about New Year goals or resolutions?

Here are five important questions you should ask yourself first.

(1) Are your goals professional or personal? Include them both. You can write them separately but don't neglect either category.

Like a man running a race, I try hard to reach the line (goal) so that I will receive the prize. Because we belong to Christ Jesus, God is calling us to receive this prize that he has for us in heaven. (Phil 3:14 W. E.)

(2) Have you prayed about them first?

If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask him; (James 1:5 TLB)

(3) If you archive these goals, will it bless others too?

But good men will be generous to others and will be blessed of God for all they do. (Is 32:8 TLB)

(4) Are you creating deadlines or leaving these goals indefinite. Don't make the same, exact list year after year.

I want to suggest that you finish what you started to do a year ago, for you were not only the first to propose this idea, but the first to begin doing something about it. (ll Cor 8:2 TLB)

(5) Who can help you achieve them?

God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings. (1 Peter 4:10 TLB)

is your goal to take a transformational journey this year?

I know many of you have this goal. PCCCA courses are unique because your own life improves dramatically as you learn how to better help others. I have personally seen some miraculous changes for my students in the Premier version of the Christian life coaching course.

I love to meet each of my students, hear their life story and partner with them as they discover their special calling. I invite you to visit the Premier course page to learn more about working one to one with a Master Coach Trainer at PCCCA. Your life will be forever changed when you do.

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More about the author of these tips ...

Jenny Grace Morris, MCLC

Jenny Grace Morris, MCLC

Jenny Grace Morris, MCLC is a Master Christian Life Coach and trainer at PCCCA. She is also an author of the Relationship Communication Specialist Course at http://pccca.org/rcs/

She is based in the St. Louis, MO area. You can learn more about Jenny’s passion for coaching and biblical storytelling at http://jennygracemorris.com.


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