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yourLDSneighborhood News for Friday, 6 January, 2012
Think It and Become It
by Cindy Beck
If you want to cultivate a quality in yourself, visualize yourself talking and acting that way. For instance, if you want to be more patient, you might envision circumstances that would normally cause you to lose patience, and in your mind see yourself as being patient. If applied consistently, visualization works because you see yourself as if you’ve already accomplished the trait that you want to acquire—which causes you to become that type of person.
Have you used visualization or another technique to improve yourself or accomplish a goal? Leave a comment.
As I conquered the steep beastly hill, my legs ached and wanted to stop, but my thoughts continued. From Christmas, I thought of the tradition of setting new goals for the New Year. And I had a moment of clarity; it all made sense. You see, for a month or so, the world focuses on the Lord. We sing carols, many bearing testimony of the birth of Jesus Christ. We are kind, patient, think of others first–whether we are aware of it or not, we are being Christ-like, for a month–at least. How appropriate, then, is it that we would have the desire and be motivated to improve upon ourselves and become more like Him?
Read more by Jeanette Green at Mormon Women.
Does a New Year’s resolution motivate you most, or do you have a quest to just do a little better each day? We’d love to hear from you.
Being DILIGENT means taking little steps to accomplish BIG things.
Being CONSISTENT means continue taking those “little steps” over and over until they become habits. Then use those good habits to accomplish GREAT things.
Read more at Just Organize Yourselves.
How do you be both diligent and consistent as you work toward a goal? How do you keep your family on the plan? We’d love to hear your ideas.
As we approach the end of one year and prepare to begin a new, we can talk for a moment about helping children to set goals.
The fantastic thing about setting goals is the importance it places on making step-by-step approaches to eventually accomplishing it. Simply stating, ‘I want to get an A in math by March’ doesn’t get very far if there are no guidelines to follow, or nothing to help mark one’s progress.
Read more by Laurie W. at LDS Blogs–Children.
How do you help children learn the steps of setting goals? Leave us a comment.