Monday, November 4, 2013

My "To Be" list?

I love creating lists.  To do lists, grocery lists, chore lists, book lists, budget name it, and I have probably tried to list it.  But, I have never thought of making a "To Be" list.  What in the world is a To Be list?  I had never heard of one until this weekend, during a Time Out for Women conference, just in passing.  The speaker said "When you make your to do list, or even your To Be lists remember blah blah blah."  I can't remember what she finished up with because I was suddenly thrilled to know that there was another list I could start using.  A To Be list.

What will go into my To Be list?  What do I want to become?  Well, I have been thinking of this for a couple of days and I have no earthly idea what I want to be.  Fortunately for me, this morning on NPR, there was a show on TED Talks about Success!!!  Yes!!  Now I know what I can do to become successful.  Except, I didn't understand from those talks, what I needed to do to become successful.  Tony Robbins said "Follow your passion"..But then Mike Rowe said "Don't follow your passion, are you crazy"  I'm paraphrasing of course.  The next speaker said "Smile!!!"  Another said if you don't have grit, forget it.  The final talk was on a kinder way to frame success..pretty much..stop envying.  Listen to them, you might not get what I got, but they are interesting.

I am still wondering, about my to be list.  It finally dawned on me to figure out what my Father in Heaven considers success.  Hmm?  Follow the commandments, love your family, return to Me, be of service to others, spread My Gospel and be like Me. I also have been thinking of my spiritual success.  I am sorely lacking in that arena.  Usually, because I want to do it all, and I want to do it all RIGHT NOW.  Not possible, believe me, I have tried.

I was still pondering my To Be list, when I realized: I know who I am already.  I am a Daughter of our Heavenly Father, who loves me and I love Him.

I found my To Be list.  All those traits are what I want to be.  

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