When thinking and planning the new year, it’s wise to make sure the goals you have are SMART…specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-oriented. But let’s add a letter. Let’s have iSMART goals: INTENTIONAL. Everything we do has to have a purpose. Everything we do should move us towards the outcome we want. We can plan (and we need to plan), but we also need to act. There is a big difference between letting things happen and making things happen.
Think outside the box. How can we accomplish things that we thought we couldn’t do? You might be surprised by the ideas you come up with.
Plan so you can start right, but don’t get stuck in the planning stage. Get moving. The year will move much quicker than any of us would like.
Be intentional with everything that you do. If you want to add more practices, ask yourself “why.” If the answer is to be able to bond more as a team, make sure you are creating opportunities for that during your practices.
Make things happen. In the end, it might not look exactly how you pictured, but at least you will have movement.