Goals

January 19, 2022 11:22 AM MST
The Come Unto Christ Facebook page recently posted a series of images that might make you rethink your goals for this year.
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January 14, 2022 10:50 AM MST
Here are four suggestions to change your social media experience so that it positively influences your life.
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January 05, 2022 12:20 PM MST
Take a look at these quotes from Church leaders to keep you motivated to stick to your goals so they stick to you.
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January 05, 2022 10:00 AM MST
When it comes to self-improvement, it seems that “the spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is weak.” So how do we overcome weakness to fulfill our goals?
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December 30, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in December 2019.
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January 03, 2019 04:21 PM MST
Each year, as we reflect back on what we did—and didn’t—accomplish, we seem to get this fire to accomplish everything imaginable in the New Year. Lose weight, save money, study the scriptures, write in a journal, see old friends. By February, we’re burnt out and regretting that long list on the fridge. By March, the list gets lost somewhere behind children’s artwork and coupons from the mail. Then the rest of the year passes all too quickly, and we find ourselves starting all over again.
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By  LDS Living
December 31, 2018 03:00 PM MST
With a new year, we often need new motivation. Maybe you're convinced this is the year you'll stop eating sugar altogether, or maybe you set a goal to continue doing daily acts of service. Many of us make goals, and all of us fall short at one point or another.
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December 31, 2018 01:21 PM MST
Though he has been the prophet for less than a year, President Nelson has already issued some amazing invitations and statements that can make fantastic New Year's resolutions for you and your family to help you come closer to the Savior this year. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
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October 25, 2018 01:33 PM MDT
The world around us is full of opportunities. The hard part is choosing the right opportunities for us. How many times do you have to choose between two good things? Will trying them all make you truly happy or which opportunities will get you where you truly should be? On the other hand, we sometimes fear the opportunities and the possibility of failure, which will stop our progress. So how do we balance our thoughts and our desire, so that we can make better choices that can lead us to our true purpose?
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June 29, 2018 06:00 PM MDT
Playing under bright lights in front of noisy crowds, dunking the basketball, chasing down loose balls, defending world-class athletes, knocking down threes, and getting paid in the process is a dream only a few can comprehend. It was a thrill.
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January 05, 2018 07:24 PM MST
If you haven't jumped on the bullet journal bandwagon yet, you may want to watch this tutorial first.
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June 02, 2017 06:00 PM MDT
For more information on this topic read “A Time to Prepare,” by Elder Ian S. Ardern, Ensign, Nov 2011, 31.
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By  LDS Living
January 31, 2017 05:00 AM MST
Can you believe we're already a month into 2017?! How are your New Year's resolutions holding up? Whether you're in need of some motivation to keep up the good work or some encouragement to get back on track, take a look at these 7 quotes to help you achieve your goals this year.
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January 12, 2017 10:00 PM MST
Family councils are necessary today to help the family unit achieve individual and family goals, combat the evil influences in the world, and understand accountability to one another and to God. In many ways, these councils are how God accomplishes His work on Earth.
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January 07, 2017 02:58 PM MST
What great insights to give us a little motivation as we get ready to start another week in a new year.
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January 04, 2017 04:57 PM MST
Before you finish making your New Year's resolutions, you might want to take a look at these insights from our Church leaders.
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By  Zack Oates
January 03, 2017 10:00 PM MST
So you’ve set some goals to be better and, like every other year, at least a few will be dragged through the winter months before becoming fertilizer to the spring flowers of forgetfulness. And yet, goals are one of the things in life that we need to stay spiritually alive, whether we accomplish all of them or just a few.
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2017 01:51 PM MST
As a new year begins, many Latter-day Saints are contemplating what worthy goals to strive for not only for this year but for many years to come.
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September 12, 2016 01:08 PM MDT
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraging young adults to set goals, use social media wisely, and face the future fearlessly in a worldwide devotional on Sunday.
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Fun
September 05, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
See the Holy Land. Index 1,000 names. Do 100 percent home teaching or visiting teaching. Many Saints have gospel-related goals. So, what's on your Mormon bucket list?
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January 29, 2016 10:13 PM MST
It's the end of January, and my son is furiously trying to finish his science fair project at the last minute despite my warnings (pleadings!) weeks early to finish it early “or you’ll be sorry.” The end of term occurred just days before and I had the pleasure of listening to not one, but two teenagers give me passionate speeches ranging from “The teacher must not have entered the grade in right,” to “Don’t worry, I’ve got it covered, and I won’t really learn unless I handle this on my own,” and my personal favorite speech: “Grades don’t really matter because it’s really about the learning process.” (I keep telling my kids that I WAS a jr. high and sr. high teacher. I know their tricks and I know students, and 9 out of 10 times, I’m going to be on the teacher’s side. Sorry.)
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January 11, 2016 10:00 PM MST
January 1st brings the promise of a new year and a new you. During the first week of January, gyms are packed with people, weight-loss ads flood the media, and desserts are avoided like the plague. But when the calendar flips to February, old habits can start to creep in and before you know it, you are off track. So, how can you keep the excitement of your weight-loss journey alive for longer than a month?
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January 08, 2016 10:48 PM MST
Was “lose weight” one of your New Years' Resolutions? Losing weight can be tough, especially when you have to make family dinners that everyone will eat. Here are 14 recipes from 400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites to help you feed the family and lose the weight. The best part? The nutritional information is already calculated for you.
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January 01, 2016 07:10 PM MST
Latter-day Saints are full of New Year's resolutions to draw closer to God, but are we approaching our faithful goals the wrong way? Read on to find out how to succeed in your 2016 faith goals!
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December 23, 2015 05:05 AM MST
We were somewhere in between Barstow, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, heading back from a long weekend in California. To me this was one of the least appealing parts of the drive, with only a sprawling, desolate brown desert and some random Alien Jerky billboards to look at. We had piled in a car for one of our many road trip adventures and had spent the weekend discussing everything from English literature to politics, fashion to humanitarian aid, and teaching to running biomechanics (I had to throw that topic in!).
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By  Zack Oates
December 08, 2015 10:52 PM MST
A man was hiking through the forest when he saw something half-way up a tree.
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July 28, 2015 07:08 PM MDT
That’s one of my favorite quotes from President Hinckley. The example of Peter in this instance really hits me, because I tend to be a victim of “Sunday resolutions,” those bold declarations that are so easy to make and so difficult to live up to.
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January 28, 2015 07:29 PM MST
New Years is an exciting opportunity to start fresh and set goals for yourself… but the reality is that old habits die hard.
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January 02, 2015 04:47 AM MST
If there's one word I dislike more than the others, it might be 'resolutions'. Why? Because I make dozens of them every year and find myself looking at a checklist that's only a tenth of the way checked off by next New Year's. It's completely my fault, I know, but it's still super overwhelming to see how many things I've left undone at the end of the year. Again.
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June 24, 2014 04:41 PM MDT
I’m a bit of an obsessive list maker. I’m not particularly obsessive about actually using lists, but I love making them. I have running lists of places I want to visit, movies I want to see, books to read, restaurants to try, home improvement projects to tackle, topics I would like to learn more about, etc. I also have about half a dozen Post-it notes stuck around my computer screen at work with assignments needing to be completed and ideas for streamlining and improving implementation of other projects. And of course I have the obligatory list outlining my resolutions for the year.
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January 03, 2014 02:40 PM MST
In ancient Rome, Janus was the god of beginnings. He was often depicted with two faces—one looking back on the past, the other looking forward to the future. Some languages name the month of January after him because the beginning of the year was a time for reflection as well as planning.
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December 23, 2011 05:05 AM MST
Conference Talk:
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December 21, 2011 05:04 AM MST
Preparation: Obtain a map that shows major cities and roads.
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