Why November Is the Best Time to Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

There are lots of reasons people fail to meet their New Year’s resolutions, but I think an overlooked one is timing. Is there a worse time of the year than post-Christmas to make goals for the next year? You’ve been stressed by the busyness of the holidays, and you’re barely out of your food coma. […]

4 Steps to Get Back on Track with Organization and Productivity

Pastors are most likely to start a new year disorganized. The holidays are a busy time personally, and in the life of the church. Do you need to get back on track? The problem is that ministry doesn’t slow down. We need a simple process that will get us back into organizational shape without a […]

4 Principles for Accomplishing Big, Audacious, Unrealistic Goals

You have set your unrealistic goal. You have the right expectations going into it. But last night, while you lay awake in bed, that goal taunted you. It dared you to give up on it before you even got started. How do you get started on your goal before it scares you back into mediocre […]

5 Realistic Expectations That Set You Up to Achieve Unrealistic Goals

Yesterday I said that when it comes to goals, unrealistic is not synonymous with impossible. But my Microsoft Word thesaurus tells me that it is synonymous with improbable. This post is about how to approach your unrealistic goals in a way that makes them less improbable. It has to do with your expectations. (By the way, this post is a […]

Why It’s Dumb to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Zig Ziglar is famous for saying, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” This is why it is so important to set goals in ministry. No goals means no progress. Passionate ministers of the gospel who are discontent with the status quo set goals for gospel growth. What few people point […]

4 Roadblocks to Achieving Your Goals

Pithy and profound, as usual, from Seth Godin. Which of these four roadblocks is holding you back from achieving your goals? “You don’t know what to do. You don’t know how to do it. You don’t have the authority or the resources to do it. You’re afraid. Once you figure out what’s getting in the […]