Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Resolutions

This year, before making my New Year resolutions, I decided to do some research on to see what suggestions the Church leaders have about setting goals. I really appreciated President Monson's advice in this month's First Presidency message, and I hope you find his insights helpful for your goal setting as well.

President Monson focuses on what he calls the ABCs.

A - Attitude

"So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then to choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment. . . We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude."

B - Believe in Yourself

"Don’t limit yourself and don’t let others convince you that you are limited in what you can do. Believe in yourself and then live so as to reach your possibilities. You can achieve what you believe you can. Trust and believe and have faith."

C - Face Challenges with Courage

"Courage becomes a worthwhile and meaningful virtue when it is regarded not so much as a willingness to die manfully but as a determination to live decently. . . There will be times when you will be frightened and discouraged. You may feel that you are defeated. The odds of obtaining victory may appear overwhelming. At times you may feel like David trying to fight Goliath. But remember—David did win! Courage is required to make an initial thrust toward one’s coveted goal, but even greater courage is called for when one stumbles and must make a second effort to achieve. Have the determination to make the effort, the single-mindedness to work toward a worthy goal, and the courage not only to face the challenges that inevitably come but also to make a second effort, should such be required. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, 'I’ll try again tomorrow.'”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome just what I needed.Its so nice to run across a women's blog that doesn't feel the church needs to change or the Lord but our attitude when setting goals thanks Diane Haggart

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