New Year’s Resolution

Three years ago Jamie and I sat down together and made an awesome list of New Year’s Resolutions. We typed up a goal list, taped it to the office closet, and never looked at it again.

The following February I took the sheet down, laughed at the things we wanted to do (but never accomplished), and promptly threw it away.

I haven’t written down a goal since, which is supposedly an uber-important step toward achieving success. Whatever. I set mental goals all the time like, “Get out of bed and take a shower” or “Becky, you should blow dry your hair today.” I know those sound pretty pitiful, but I really do feel successful when I do my hair.

Which brings me to my question, can you be a goal-driven individual without writing them down?

What’s your thought on that?


  • Joel

    I agree with Wendy, but I have noticed that with school work and remembering to write it down helps me out a lot. Here is the MTC nerd in me. Chapter 8 of Preach My Gospel is designated to planning. It has a sections on goals and says, “Goals are the desire of the heart… we should do everything we can to acheive our goals.” Whether it is writing them down or whatever I don’t think it matters as long as we are achieving the desires of our hearts, like getting our hair done and feeling put together.

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