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Monday, January 6, 2014

We Are Our Father's Children

Do you remember growing up that every New Year's Day - or the nearest Sunday - we would all sit down and make goals?  Sometimes Dad would write them on the chalkboard.  Sometimes we would write them out on our own and help our younger siblings.  I can remember writing on Keira's goal list one year, "Get rid of warts!".  (She had warty fingers.  Seriously.)

I have read and heard repeatedly that you are more likely to keep a goal if you share and have to give updates on said goals.  So, here's the challenge:  Please share up to 3 goals that you are striving for this year.

Some ideas for goal success are;  1) Be specific.  If you want to lose weight make a specific attainable goal (5 to 10 lbs) so if you exceed it you are happy(ier) about the results.  2) Be accountable.  Find a buddy (i.e. sister!) to check in with on a scheduled/regular basis.  3) Talk about what is working and what isn't and make sub-goals to reach main goal.

10 comments:

  1. 1) Beautify / Organize one area in my home a month (January- Master Bedroom/ Closet) 2) Run a 5K (Jan/Feb goal of running a mile in 12:00 min) 3) Finish I Dream... 4) Write 2 Chapter Books

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    1. Make sure you are running correctly - injuries from poor form are very high. Glide more than bounce. Elbows in and hands near your hips - unless sprinting. And no talking. If you are talking you are running hard enough. Go Girl!

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  2. 1. Faith in Every Footsteps. (read entire standard works - mostly while walking). In order to do this, I need to read at least 4.33 chapters a day. I am rounding that up to at least 5.
    2. Complete my Personal Progress requirements. Try and finish at least one Value per month...should be done by July.
    3. Not kill any family members. I plan to not kill at least one family member per month.

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    1. I am so in on #3!!!! Please report to me about this one, especially if I am the intended victim!

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    2. I can't make this a goal. Connor asked me what I wanted and I said "World Peace". He replied that the only way to achieve this was to kill everyone. I think we may be the first mother/son apocalyptic pair ever....

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  3. I had only 1 real goal this year which has been postponed because Iris made homemade caramels (blast her hide...they are to die for!). So I plan to begin soon on minimizing sugar in my diet (aiming for about 5% rather than 50%).
    Another goal is to up my scripture study to include an opening prayer,song, article from the Ensign, a chapter from the standard works and a closing prayer. Someday I might include a journal entry in there, but not yet.
    Final goal is to spend at least 16 hours in temple work each month. The blessings are sooooo worth it.
    All my other goals involve others so I won't include them here.
    Word for the year though..."Worthy". It's on my bathroom mirror.

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    1. I would love to do the sugar thing...but I am afraid.

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    2. Are you kidding?! YOU are the one that inspired me!
      Actually, it's the teenagers. You hook yourself up on sugar to keep up with their naturally accelerated brains (they don't think better...just faster).

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  4. 1. Daily scripture reading self and family 2. Go to temple once per month. 3. Add another type of exercise to my routine (need enhancing and upper body strengthening). 4. Make people more important than the problem (TSM)

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