14 September 2009

My Personal Statement

I've been trying to figure out what I want to do with my life lately and what my goals are so I came up with a personal statement. I want to share it with everyone in an effort to really commit myself so here is my first draft:

My goals in life are not about doing something but about thinking differently. Overcoming our negative thoughts are one of the hardest but most important things we can do in our lives. When our thoughts change, our actions will follow.

I want to experience maximum joy and peace given my circumstances. This means I need to spend as much time in my life as possible in doing things that bring me joy like:

  • Teaching my children to be good

  • Helping my children be awesome

  • Spending time with my husband

  • Playing with my children

  • Preparing good meals for my family

  • Reading scriptures

  • Doing my calling and other church things like volunteering for things

  • Exercising

  • Decorating my house nice

  • Crafts

  • Playing my flute

  • Preparing for the future

  • Taking and organizing pictures

  • Having a clean, organized house

  • Working on my family history

In order to have time to do the things I want to, I need to spend less time doing things that don't bring me joy. I will achieve this by:

  • Being happy and grateful with what I have. It's not about where we live or what we have.

  • Having positive, optimistic, ambitious, consistent thinking. Don't be afraid to have joy. We are what we think.

  • Making sure I'm never to busy to read my scriptures, exercise and do my church calling.

  • Being healthy.

  • Simplifying. Try to buy less “stuff” that just clutters the house and mind and takes away from my joy.

  • When fixing up the house, focus on organization, saving time, saving money and preparing for the future. A place for everything and everything in it's place.

  • Going to bed right after my children go to bed (try to be in bed by 9pm)

  • Making maximum profits in my business with minimal effort.

  • Becoming financially independent so that everyone in our family can spend the maximum time doing things that bring them joy.

  • Paying off the house and car as early as possible so we can be free from debt

  • Eventually finding a way that Norm can have a job that brings him joy and passion and more time with the family.