Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 8: Short term goals for this month and why

Short term goals are a funny thing to me. I try to set little goals and then life happens and ends up giving me new goals to work on. Having said that some of the goals I have been working on this month is to never miss a night reading in my scriptures. I believe there is great power in the scriptures, and it can only come into our lives if we take the time to open the book and study. I spoke earlier of my habit of procrastination. I seem to always start off each day with a goal to spend all this time studying the scriptures and words of the prophets only to find that as the day goes on I put other things first leaving very little time for scripture study. I have been trying to work on this.

Another goal I have had for myself this month is to not spend quite as much time on the computer. Time is one of the most valuable gifts we have been given and when the day comes that I am called to stand in front of my Maker and make an account of how I used my time I do not want to tell him about all the status updates I read on facebook or how many you tube videos I watched. I hope to be able to report things of much more substance than that.

Finally, one last goal I have had is to focus more on my writing. I have started a few different writing projects and am really enjoying them. Writing is something that brings such joy to my life and opens my mind and soul. I tend to feel closest to the spirit when I am actively writing and exploring the feelings of my heart.