Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A New Year

I am feeling very optimistic about this year. I have a good feeling that it's going to be pretty fantastic. I have my goals set and I am running toward them. As I've mentioned before I am a work in progress, but it's the work part that gives us the most learning and blessings. And it's the progress that allows us to reflect and adjust our course or continue full steam ahead. Upon reflection I found that I fell short on a lot of goals, but I also sky rocketed in others. The good news is that I am the one at the wheel, and I get to decide what I want this year to look like. Elder Jeffery R. Holland said, "Keep your eyes on your dreams, however distant and far away." But I will take it one step further, what if by keeping our eyes on our dreams the distance actually shortened? Those dreams become reality, right now? Isn't it possible that by keeping focused on the road ahead we can actually see those dreams sooner than later? I look to the future with optimism. All those things I've held on a pedestal can actually be mine by taking small, daily steps and by walking with God. I've come to realize that I cannot be on this journey by myself, nor do I want to. I require the guidance and inspiration from my Heavenly Father. One of my goals is to develop a strong relationship with Him. To know Him as my Father, and to develop a faith in Him that I have lacked in the past. It's a funny thing faith...where there is faith there is no fear, or doubt. It was about 3 weeks ago that I made the commitment to develop all the attributes of Christ. If you're interested, those attributes can be found in "Preach My Gospel" and there is a guide on how to develop them. By no means do I expect to have them perfected, but to me it is work that creates learning and blessings. And then I will reflect, adjust, and then get back to work.

I will not bore you with all my goals this year, but I will tell you that they encompass all areas of my life...spiritual, physical, emotional, and financial. This year already feels vastly different than years before. I have a focused plan, and vision, perhaps that is the reason.

I hope all of you have your goals written down because they are more likely to happen if they are written with a plan to accomplish them. I am keeping my eye on the ball. Bring on 2010!


  1. Good luck with your goals. I hope 2010 is awesome for you.
    I love having a plan, if I don't have a plan I get scared and anxious. Another reason why the Gospel plan is so amazing. :)

  2. Awesome Lyenna! I just read that article yesterday and it was just what I needed. Im also changing my focus this year and working on my gratitude. When we dwell on the bad, it feels worse. I have to remember who is REALLY in charge and that I DO trust HIM.
    Thanks for the inspiration! You are amazing!