Today is Monday, February 3rd,  and this is week #5 of 52 Mondays with Sheréa VéJauan.

Today, I want to encourage you to set goals that will help you win at relationships.

“You have an important role to play and a responsibility to give the very best of yourself to every relationship in your  life–with your family and friends, work associates, individuals in your community and with people in social and religious settings.” –The People Factor


Nurturing and maintaining relationships requires commitment. Many of us have become so busy with work and other obligations that we don’t get around to scheduling time with our family and friends. You could be the most dedicated person in the world when it comes to your fitness routine but your happiness is going to be severely impacted if you have terrible relationships with your spouse, children, family and friends, parents, co-workers and so on.

Since I’m an introvert, I have to make sure I pay special attention to this area of my life. Besides church, you usually won't see me at many gatherings, parties, or local events. Although I love my family, friends, and Facebook fans, I could stay home all day, every day, and be good with that. Just me and my Macbook. One year, I had to set a goal to attend at least one event per month, just so I would purposely connect and meet new people. Otherwise, I would decline every invitation.

Despite my reluctance, each time I attended an event, set up a vending booth, facilitated a workshop, or accepted a dinner invitation, it always benefited my business or helped me grow as a person. The bottom line is, we need people. We can only get so far alone; I’ve learned that the hard way by trying to do everything myself for many years. If you really want to have great relationships, you have to make space in your schedule, and in your heart, for them.

If you already have great relationships, it is easy to overlook this goal category. I want to encourage you to go deeper. However, if you have struggled in this area (like me), then you probably see why this category is so powerful in a person's overall growth and development. This year set a goal to delve deeper into your relationships.

 Here’s our 52-week Monday Plan: Do, Plan, Journal, and Read

  • Do: Use your 2020 goals journal to discover ways to make all your relationships stronger, including business, family, and friendships.
  • Plan: Using your 52 Mondays Weekly Goal Focus Worksheet, write out your goals for this week.
  • Journal: Using your 2020 Goals Journal, continue to work on your relationship goals 
  • Read: Spend at least 30 minutes reading the recommended book of the month.

Sheréa VéJauan

 author of  the 2020 Goals Journal, as well as several other books and journals. Sheréa resides in Southern California, devoted wife of twenty-eight years to her husband Brian, and mother to their three children, Reginald, Jasmyn and Kennedy. Visit her  at  

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