I have long contended that the person who sets goals and who strives to attain such is the master of his own fate. – Carlos E. Asay
I love new beginnings and New Year’s resolutions. Every year, Andy and I reflect back on our personal and family goals and make new ones each year. We write family goals on a little chalkboard and personal goals on paper underneath. We display them all year so we can attempt to keep ourselves on track.
This year, our focus is on building a stronger foundation in Christ. We have a lot of big goals and unanswered questions, and our motto is to “seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Luke 12:31). I know that as we focus on the Savior first, everything else will fall into place.
Here are our family resolutions for 2018:
Here are our personal resolutions:
I find that each year some resolutions really stick. We make progress on a few others, and then completely forget about a few. Even if we don’t reach all our goals – and we don’t – resolutions help us build new habits and make progress. Over the years, some resolutions are taken off our lists because they’ve become habits. Others sit on our lists forever (I finished my mission scrapbook last year after it sat on my resolution list for eleven years!).
Making resolutions are worth it even if it means just a few extra days of added light each year. So far, our family has been filled with the Spirit as we have tried to live up to our resolutions. We have been filled with a greater measure of joy and love.
It’s going to be a good year.