Your Personalized To Do List
to Help You Reach Your Goals

Making a "to do list" or "to-do checklist" will certainly help you focus on the goals or tasks that you want to accomplish. After all, those who have no target hit it every time!

Previously, we wrote about goal setting. To briefly recap the best way to set goals, we recommended using the SMART WAY:

  • S Specific
  • M Measurable
  • A Attainable
  • R Relevant
  • T Time-bound

  • W Write it down as a form of commitment
  • A Accountability partner: get one to help you stay focused
  • Y Yes-based: state your goal positively.

By providing you with goal and to do list sheets (linked below), we're helping you to do the "W" part, so you can write down your goals and how you'll achieve them.

For example, if your physical/health/wellness goal for the year is to lose 20 pounds, then on a weekly basis, your weekly to do list should include food choices and an exercise schedule to let you lose an average of about 0.4 pounds. That's do-able, right? 

Not only that but by eating less food, you spend less on food (save money) and by being in better shape, you help prevent going to the doctor for problems brought on by carrying extra body weight (save money again).

Incidentally, it's a good idea for each person in a family to have his or her own to do list, but also for family members to agree together on big things. Professional truck drivers who are husbands and fathers can help use the checklist to help them stay on-task when it comes to communicating with family members, especially on special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc.

If you've read down this far, please be aware that our goals and to-do checklist include our bias toward our faith. If this doesn't work for you, feel free to strike out what you don't like or make your own sheets.

We have revised and added sheets to help you plan what you want to do:

Also, we find it beneficial to occasionally see the year at a glance (to get the "big picture"). If you like, feel free to print out our customized:

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Money saving tip: A wise man once said, "...what king, going to make war against another king, does not first sit down and consult whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?"(*)

You may have some goals that seem every bit as daunting as the king consulting about going to make war. For example, you may want one day to own your own truck -- even though it costs tens of thousands of dollars. How are you going to achieve your big goals unless you break them down into smaller chunks?

To own a truck costing $100,000 in five years, divide out the cost annually and then monthly or even weekly:

  • $100,000 / 5 years = $20,000 / year
  • $100,000 / 60 months = $1666.67 /month
  • $100,000 / 260 weeks = $384.62 / week

Don't forget to put your money into investments that will not dwindle away over time.

By taking a long range view of things and breaking them down into bite-sized chunks, you can determine whether or not you can do something. 

If you can do something to help you save money "just for today," then chances are good that you can repeat that success over and over again. 

We encourage you to print out the goals and to do list sheets and use them to help you in your budgeting and planning.

Reference: Luke 14:31

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