Saturday, March 1, 2008

I Did It!

When I make commitments, I usually fall short. For some reason, I just can't follow through with my goals. I don't know if it's because I set my goals too high, or if I feel too much pressure and give up, or what. Normally when my original goal becomes difficult, I either lower my standards or give up entirely.

So, imagine my surprise when I made a goal to read the entire Book of Mormon in the month of February ~ and actually did it! I was reminded of a few things and inspired for my next goal (see below), but I am just as happy that I made a goal AND achieved it. While it's fine to shoot for the stars and hit the trees, sometimes it's nice to actually hit the mark.

Now don't get the wrong idea. I did not study the Book of Mormon in a month ~ I just read it...or listened to it. Still, that was my goal. I have been struggling with my personal scripture study and felt like this would be a good boost. Also, I wanted to honor President Hinckley's love of the Book of Mormon. He truly was a great man and prophet, inspiring me to reach for the Constant Star.

While February was a Fast and Furious Feast, I ended the month yearning for something deeper (and wanting to scratch my new itch for goal-achieving). So, I have amended my Spiritual Challenge. For the month of March, I plan to study the scriptures for at least a half hour every day. THIS WILL NOT BE EASY FOR ME. Apparently I not only have Scale Fear, but a Commitment Fear as well (and I've been married for how long??). It's okay to just do something, but to commit to do something is a whole other story.

Let's just hope this story has a happy ending.

7 comments:

julie said...

Well done! That is so great that you committed to it and did it! I bet it felt great!

I started and got halfway through Jacob and my MP3 player broke, so I didn't finish. But I'd like to try again by setting another goal like you've done.

We'll have to see. I'm going to start small...

anna said...

good for you!! you are awesome! i can't even believe you had time for that with all of the other millions of things you do! you ROCK sista!

whats the skinny said...

um-where are you?

Autumn said...

I just got a blog!

Autumn said...

can I be invited to your what's the skinny blog?

Kjrsten said...

Hi Karianne,
it's good to see you! (over on my blog!) Anna tells me you are a stylish mom, send us some pics to post! I would love it! Hope you are enjoying a sunny Florida Chirstmas!
PS why don't you blog anymore? what gives?

Super B said...

Hi there Kariann! How are you? Do you remember me? We were in the same ward for a while. Your girls have gotten so big! Good job on the Book of Mormon read! I hope things are going well for you. Take care.