Well, it is now more than 2 months from the beginning of the year. How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions?
I had two resolutions. They were my every year standard resolutions. You know the ones. You make them every year just to break them.
For the past several years, I haven’t even bothered with these resolutions. I figured why even try. I knew that I wouldn’t keep them. I knew that they were just going to be forgotten about by about mid January.
Well, this year I made the same two goals I make every year, again. I resolved to study the scriptures every day for 30 minutes and to write in my journal everyday.
I learned very early on that I would never complete such a stringent goal unless I built in a repentance clause. The repentance clause is that I can make up day if I miss (or more likely, intentionally skip) a goal. That means that if I don’t read for 30 minutes on Friday, I can read for an hour on another day, and I am good with my goal.
So far, I am on target. Yep, it’s the beginning of March, and I am at 100% of my goal accomplished. Now, let’s not talk about how many make up days I have had. If I were writing this a week ago, I would have been moaning about how I hate making goals. I love my repentance clause.
Recently, I found out about Joe’s Goals, and I have been tracking my progress there. So, Now, I can put this really cool graphic on my blog.
I am not sure exactly what it means, but it does track my goals. To keep track of the days that I skip, I have built in a negative goal that minus 1 point for every day that I don’t read. Just a little reminder to myself, that it isn’t something I want to make regular.
I have added a couple more goals to my list, now that I have found Joe’s Goals. I am going to blog here 2 times a week, and I am going to blog at TeleValues 3 times a week. That is 5 days a week of blogging. Hopefully, I can maintain that pace, but we will have to see.