October 2nd, 2009  |  Published in Habits  |  1 Comment

Last month, my sister wrote a blog post about becoming recommitted. Something about that post stuck with me, because I was in the process of recommitting myself as well. Life can get busy, but I need to make time for the things that are most important to me. Around the same time I saw Beth’s blog post I noticed that Julia was writing up a list of 100 goals she’d like to achieve in her life. She said that one of her classes at BYU Education Week brought that idea up- the teacher said to write down 100 goals of any kind- things you’d like to do or accomplish in life. Unlike most of the other goals I’ve heard, there didn’t have to be a timetable involved; these goals were more like items in a wish list. Crossing something off your list means that you’ve got a memory of doing that thing, and that’s just as good as getting a Christmas present that had been on your wish list.

A week or so later I started my own list. It’s not up to 100 items yet, but it’s getting there. Many of the items have to do with being recommitted, and it’s a perfect time to post these given that this weekend is General Conference. It seems that Latter-day Saints have lots of opportunities to recommit themselves: New Year’s, General Conference, and even each Sunday as we take the Sacrament we recommit ourselves to following Jesus Christ. Here are a few of the goals I’m thinking about right now, each of which probably deserves its own blog post:

  • Scripture reading
  • Keeping up with my Spanish skills
  • Fitness goals

There’s a lot more on my goals list, but these are the ones that are important to me right now. I don’t want to do too much while I’m just getting started, because it’s going to take a marathon effort to cross everything off my goals list!


  1. Beth says:

    October 2nd, 2009 at 2:20 pm (#)

    I’m glad the post stuck with you. It’s been sticking with me, too, I’m pleased to report; even though we went on vacation last week I’m still up-to-date on my scripture reading (I use to help with this, even though I prefer reading from my actual book … I don’t get as distracted this way).

    I’d be interested in seeing some of your 100 goals (and Julia’s, too) if they’re not too personal. (Well, more than the three you shared). How do you make 100 goals without feeling overwhelmed?