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?
WHAT’S A GOAL??
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.
Joel, you are so good. Just reading your post makes me feel a little guilty 🙁