Saturday, November 16, 2013

Make the Effort

It is SO easy to put off goals, even if they are important to us. I've mentioned it before in a few different posts (click here for another good quote on goals).

Lately, I have had to set more goals than ever. Dealing with some tough family and personal stresses, I have had to sit down with my husband and make a list of things we want to accomplish each week. This list isn't just tasks, but behaviors, mentalities, and character improvements. We break down our goals into smaller goals and then meet weekly to go over them to evaluate how we did that week. We mark them red (if we failed), yellow (if we did okay), or green (if we did great).

This method has helped me turn most of my weekly goals into greens. But it has been TOUGH! Not only do I have to think constantly of my goals, but then I have to act upon them and actually DO something about them. And oh boy, am I so grateful and so much happier now that I have been doing this.

President Thomas S. Monson said, "It is not enough to want to make the effort and to say we'll make the effort...it's in the doing, not just the thinking, that we accomplish our goals. If we constantly put our goals off, we will never see them fulfilled."

I am grateful for a prophet who teaches us that we can become the people we want to be, as well as accomplish the things that are important to us.

How do you follow through with the goals you set?


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