New Years Resolutions!!!

I just love this time of year. I thoroughly enjoy setting goals and looking back at my past resolutions to see how I did. Making and achieving goals motivates me to work harder, and provides such a great sense of accomplishment. "Intent+Mechanism=result"(-Klemmer). I'm ultra sensitive about fulfilling aspirations and dreams. Growing up I didn't see a lot of following through. Intensions were there, but void of any action, therefore, never saw results. So I think that has made me try even harder to DO what I say I'm going to do, and not just SAY it. I appreciate this about my husband, I think that is one thing that really drew me to him. He's the kind of person who reaches his goals. His ambition and motivation to succeed in life, really means a lot to me. He and I were talking about this the other night, and he quoted the best scripture, and totally applies to the way I feel. “Condemn me not because of mine imperfection, neither my father, because of his imperfection, neither them who have written before him; but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been.” (Morm. 9:31.) I love this scripture! It's very hard not to judge others, or even our own parents for that matter. This scripture sheds a little light on the subject, and teaches us to appreciate the imperfections of others a little more, because they are opportunities for us to learn.
I've done a little research in formulating my plans for 2010, in hopes to get inspired. I wanted to share what I came across. Achieving goals is all about having faith, believing in yourself enough to know that it's possible. "You display in life, what you are, because of what you think...To think, is to create"(Klemmer).
"What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" -Robert Schuler
From the conference talk, Do It Now by Donald L. Holstrom, "We delay full spiritual involvement because of laziness, fear, rationalization, or lack of faith. We convince ourselves that someday I'm going to do it. However, for many, someday never comes, and even for others who eventually do make a change, there is an irretrievable loss of progress, and surely regression. Many of us want the simple way, the process that will not require serious work & sacrifice. Procrastination may seem the easy way, as it momentarily removes the effort required to accomplish something of value. Ironically in time, procrastination produces a huge burden, laced with guilt, and a hollow lack of satisfaction."
President Spencer W. Kimball said, "One of the most serious human defects in all ages, is procrastination, and unwillingness to accept personal responsibility ."
I'm feeling motivated now to "DO IT NOW", try a little harder, and reach a little higher. This year is going to be the best one yet!!!
I'd love to hear some of your goals for this year, please share :)

My New Years Video


Laura Lynn said...

Crystal - this was beautiful and exactly what I needed to hear to help me with my goals - love ya!!

JustMEtheMOM said...

This is just a beautiful place to visit, I could totally get lost in here for a few hours! Thank you for stopping by!

I'll be back soon.


Nikia, May and da kids said...

I'm glad you got your Sister Missionary skirt on and will just do things. I hope in some ways everyone around you keeps you motivated. I look forward to reading your struggles, progress and get up and get to it-ness stories. I never served a mission but i know they teach you life long skills and I know you were more than likely a great missionary. You can do this!


Kate said...

Hey I really like your blog! Thank for visiting mine. All these groovy new visitors, I need to make a new post! Good thing I just got back from Wal-Mart which is always good fodder for a blog post. Happy new year! :) Kate

My Personal Journey said...

Thank you Crystal, I find myself renewed by your writings, and at my age it ie great to read about things time has forgotten, and new things to bring to my life.
You have encouraged me to re-start a long forgotten weight loss regime, Larry Fuchs is so dear, and helping me along the way. I have also started a weight loss blog to help hold me accountable.. al becuz of you! You are so dear, and I enjoy everything you write, thank you for being who you are, and touching so many lives.

Future Mama said...

Awww, great post!! What amazing quotes and a beautiful picture!

I think you're right, this will be the best year yet!

And thanks for your comment on my post! It made my day :)

Kristin said...

I love thinking about the endless possibilities that a brand new year has!

Missy said...

So beautifully inspiring, thanks for sharing x

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Nathalie said...

You're right, it is really worth it sticking to your goals and doing everything to achieve them. So all the best for your resolutions :)

Rachael Stapley said...

Thanks Crystal for writing down your thoughts! I had a bad day & reading your blog on inspiration was exactly what I needed. Its funny how these things happen... =) Thank you Xo!

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