Latter-day Saint Life

The Not-So-Secret Way You Can Make Goals Stick & Become a Better You


What great insights to give us a little motivation as we get ready to start another week in a new year.

It’s a new year and, once more, change is in the air.

Most of us know the scenario all too well. January rolls around and we talk a big game about how this year will be different. We write down goals. We sign up for Pilates classes. We browse magazines in grocery store checkouts that promise us “17 Secrets to a Happier, Healthier You in 2017.”

Then comes the February fizzle. More often than we care to admit, our good intentions stay just that—intentions, nothing more—and we quit the race having barely crossed the starting line.

The Not-So-Secret Secret

The truth, though, is that we can change. And not just our waistlines or our exercise habits. We can make deep, lasting changes that lead to happier, more fulfilling lives.

The secret? It’s not some life hack, self-help book, or motivational podcast. In fact, it’s no secret at all—it’s the gospel of Jesus Christ, the ultimate self-improvement plan. As you strive to make positive changes in your life this year, keep these gospel principles in mind as a reminder that, yes, lives can change—yours included.

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