As the new year approaches, we begin to think about setting goals. But even more important than setting goals is establishing priorities, for goals flow out of priorities.
When you know your priorities, it is easy to set goals and to keep them. Priorities are those things that are the most important to you. A good way to determine a priority is to ask yourself if you would die for it.
Obviously, to us who follow Christ, God is our top priority. Our entire life–and all of our goals–must be built around Him. If we are married, our spouse is our next priority, followed by our children if we are parents. If we have a job, then that priority comes next unless we write full time for a living.
But writing must be a priority in our lives if we are serious about our call. Otherwise, our writing is just a hobby.
Take time this month to establish your priorities. Once you do, it will be easy to set goals.