I have kept a journal off and on since I was 8 years old. Last year, around this same time, I found the box that holds all these old, old journals. So I sat down and thought it would be funny to read to my kids some of my thoughts, dreams, aspirations from my past.
Well - I noticed an interesting trend.
MOST my journals began in January and my first entries were my New Years Resolutions.
I was mortified, when I read my 8 year old journal and realized I have had the SAME goals since!
Stop biting my nails
Keep my room clean
Read my scriptures every day
I was horrified when I grab the next journal, and the next, and the next and the NEXT and they ALL said the SAME thing!
So last year- Last year I declared it my year of NO GOALS! I was so depressed- which isn't like me... normally I LOVE new starts, new beginnings, setting goals, making plans, etc... so I was really in a slump.
But I am proud to report- my year of NO Goals turned into the year I ticked off one goal: stop biting my nails. ( Yes- I have nails now! Sometimes they are "long and lovely" most times they are "trim and tidy".)
AND made HUGE headway in two other goals: Praying more and Reading my Scriptures Daily. (I've missed maybe 6 or 7 days total since Feb.08).
So- nope.. I'm not setting any new goals this year either. Because when I make a plan- I find ways to cheat and cut corners etc... so I just focus on my list... and focus on TODAY (I've painted this word on our bedroom wall.) And just do what I can TODAY to move forward in these areas.
I hope you all have/had a wonderful New Years-