Thursday, January 3, 2013

Reach Your Goals

I got a really great request for a printable that is so applicable to this new year. Most of us set New Year's resolutions (see mine here), and within days or weeks, many of us realize that we have already "failed" at keeping them. So what motivates us or helps us achieve our goals realistically? What do we have to do?

Richard G. Scott said, "To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things you have never before done."

I love how simple this truth is. If you want to reach your goals, you have to do things that you haven't done, whether that be because of fears, because of lack of knowledge, etc. If I want to be healthy, I have to study healthy eating habits and patterns, then follow through with them by buying groceries I may have never purchased before, eating meals I've never eaten before, and saying no to sweets that I've never rejected before.

This is the same with gospel principles. If you have the goal to read your scriptures daily, you need to set aside time to read them, have a schedule of topics/chapters that you want to study, and you have to prioritize your time so you have no excuse not to read them. This may mean that you forgo social activities or media so you have time.

I can't wait to apply this principle for my resolutions!

What are you going to do that you have never done before to reach your goals?


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