Like many of you, I have made my fair share of goals in life. I’ve been a pretty goal-oriented person. I was reading through some of my teenage journals and found my goals for my future self, husband and children.
It was fun reading over my initial goals and evaluating where I am now. Making goals is the easy part. Making them come to fruition is much harder.
A while back I made a goal for myself that seemed so unattainable. I had doubts even starting out that I could do it. However, moments and hours and days add up and I slowly made progress, which was exciting. Like clockwork and many times before, I also stumbled and became discouraged.
Normally at this point I would give myself permission to give up on my goal (whatever it was) and move on as I was before. However, I came to appreciate this quote by Thomas S. Monson when he said…
I then found myself doing something I had rarely done before. Getting up and trying again. Not giving myself permission to quit. Requiring more of myself.
Instead, I prayed for additional help to get through that moment…hour….day. Because with the help of our Father in Heaven, we “can do all things.” Whatever your goal – Don’t give up!