I am definitely a goal setter. I love being able to have something to keep me on track through the year and something to look at at the end of the year that helps me feel accomplished. Even if I sometimes don’t reach all my goals (working on giving myself some grace over here). And I really wanted to share my main goal I have for this year!
I always separate my goals into 3 categories. Personal, Family and Business. And for my first personal goal I pick a word to focus on for the year. Last year was hope. And boy did I need that word to get me through the craziness that was 2020. I actually just had a conversation about hope with a few members of my church and we talked about how having hope is more of an attitude than it is an action even. Having and searching for an attitude of hope during 2020 helped me through some of the hardest times in my life. And even though 2020 was actually a really low point for me, I know that if hope wasn’t my focus it would have been much worse. So, I am a firm believer that having a focus word each year can guide our lives for good.
Wanna hear my word for 2021? FAITH
Faith is something I haven’t struggled with until recently. With all that’s happened in 2020 and moving to a new state for basically the first time in my adult life in 2019, it’s safe to say I’ve had some doubts. And I’ve realized that fear is a huge part of that. I never thought of myself as afraid. I’m pretty confident and when I set my mind to something, I do it. … But I definitely have some new fears that I haven’t recognized before. And it’s rough. … I’ve been thinking about what I wanted my word for 2021 to be since about November and I keep coming back to faith.
One of my favorite scriptures is D&C 6:36 that says, ‘Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not’. And as a perfectionist, doubt is on my mind a lot. I am so hard on myself and I’m constantly doubting my abilities and decisions. And fear doesn’t help any because then I just go down this rabbit hole and I can’t make my way out. … So, I kept coming back to faith. Because faith is the only antidote to fear. So, this year I’m going to focus on FAITH. Want to join me?