I just love this time of year. I thoroughly enjoy setting goals and looking back at my past resolutions to see how I did. Making and achieving goals motivates me to work harder, and provides such a great sense of accomplishment. “Intent+Mechanism=result”(-Klemmer). I’m ultra sensitive about fulfilling aspirations and dreams. Growing up I didn’t see a lot of following through. Intensions were there, but void of any action, therefore, never saw results. So I think that has made me try even harder to DO what I say I’m going to do, and not just SAY it. I appreciate this about my husband, I think that is one thing that really drew me to him. He’s the kind of person who reaches his goals. His ambition and motivation to succeed in life, really means a lot to me. He and I were talking about this the other night, and he quoted the best scripture, and totally applies to the way I feel. “Condemn me not because of mine imperfection, neither my father, because of his imperfection, neither them who have written before him; but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been.” (Morm. 9:31.) I love this scripture! It’s very hard not to judge others, or even our own parents for that matter. This scripture sheds a little light on the subject, and teaches us to appreciate the imperfections of others a little more, because they are opportunities for us to learn.
I’ve done a little research in formulating my plans for 2010, in hopes to get inspired. I wanted to share what I came across. Achieving goals is all about having faith, believing in yourself enough to know that it’s possible. “You display in life, what you are, because of what you think…To think, is to create”(Klemmer).
“What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” -Robert Schuler
From the conference talk, Do It Now by Donald L. Holstrom, “We delay full spiritual involvement because of laziness, fear, rationalization, or lack of faith. We convince ourselves that someday I’m going to do it. However, for many, someday never comes, and even for others who eventually do make a change, there is an irretrievable loss of progress, and surely regression. Many of us want the simple way, the process that will not require serious work & sacrifice. Procrastination may seem the easy way, as it momentarily removes the effort required to accomplish something of value. Ironically in time, procrastination produces a huge burden, laced with guilt, and a hollow lack of satisfaction.”
President Spencer W. Kimball said, “One of the most serious human defects in all ages, is procrastination, and unwillingness to accept personal responsibility .”
I’m feeling motivated now to “DO IT NOW”, try a little harder, and reach a little higher. This year is going to be the best one yet!!!
I’d love to hear some of your goals for this year, please share 🙂