Happy New Year everyone! I usually don’t make new year resolutions. The pessimistic part of me has been sort of anti new year resolutions. I view it as setting yourself up for failure in a way. Don’t get me wrong, I love setting up goals for yourself and making plans for self-improvement, just don’t label it as a “new year resolution”. I do naturally feel motivated for self-improvement around this time of year. To be honest, I have been feeling very overwhelmed by certain aspects of my life and things NEED to change. I recently received a newsletter from Sterling Jaquith stating that she was conducting a Catholic Crush Goals Workshop. It had never crossed my mind to join a workshop, let alone research goal making. I thought with everything going on, maybe God is giving me a sign, and maybe that’s my issue, maybe I just don’t know how to properly make good goals. So I decided to sign up.

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I am not going to get into all the logic or process behind figuring out the whole goal thing, if you are interested, you can learn more about the workshop at Sterling Jaquith’s website Evercatholic.com. I will say, I’m excited and feeling pretty motivated about my goals and would like to share with you what they are.

Here are my goals for 2018!

  1. Consistent Routine
  2. Marriage
  3. Debt
  4. Lifting Up Treehouse (blog)
  5. Deeper faith (knowledge specifically)
  6. Consistency Discipline
  7. Better health choices (myself and kids)
  8. Home improvement
  9. Read more books

Sterling Jaquith says at one point in the Catholic Crush Goals workshop ask yourself “Does this look like sainthood?” and I think this is a powerful question to ask yourself. She also referred to a quote from Saint Therese that I felt went perfectly with this question.

“You cannot be half a saint, you must be a whole saint or no saint at all.”

-Saint Therese of Lisieux

This quote really resonates with me and I think it’s going to serve as a great motivator, so I decided to make it into a pretty quote to hang up in my home!

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As the year goes on, I will write about how I am tackling each of these goals and what my progress is.  This quote is available to download for FREE! Just click the link below.

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