My Goals for the Next Fifty-Two Days

1408768_2013_1Yesterday morning I read a really interesting article from Jon Acuff (amazing author and speaker) on being done with New Years Resolutions.  Instead he shared an idea called 52&7 which involves making goals for the next fifty-two days instead of an entires calendar year.

As a person who struggles with being organised or motivated at times this idea intrigued me so I sat down this morning and wrote down at least two goals for the next fifty-two days (ending February 25).  I would encourage anyone who has a hard time keeping New Years Resolutions to read Jon’s blog post and write your own 52&7 plan.


  • Gain 7 individuals who will support my ministry for $20 a month
  • Set aside $7,000  for Solicitors fees with the Permanent Residency Visa ($7,000-$9000)
  • Get to 150 and stay under 155
  • Run a 5k and average below a 9:30 mile
  • Start training for my second marathon

  • Communicate personally with prayer supporters through emails, and hand-written letters (if they can read it)
  • Start contacting close friends by phone to let them know what an encouragement they are
  • Meet personally with prayer supporters or pastors one day a week
  • Further my education by starting an ESL Certification Course
  • Sign up for at least one Counselling or Leadership Conference
  • Read three new books
  • Research the Application process for a Permanent Residency Visa in Australia and break it down into small steps I can take
  • Start communicating with a Solicitor (Lawyer) in Australia about what to think about before applying
  • Begin filling out Visa paperwork
  • Visit my brother and his family twice
  • Take my parents out to eat once a month (they like McDonald’s)
  • Start a prayer journal
  • Begin research for a Sermon Series on the book of Mark

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John Wilburn

Church planter, teacher, and disciple-maker in Barrouallie St. Vincent

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