Ben is brilliant. I'm sure you all already know that but I thought I'd say it again just in case.
Last year I had one New Years Resolution - go a month without sugar.
Guess what, I kept my resolution!
Well, this year my list is a little longer and I'm attempting some things that are going to require a lot of dedication so Ben has come up with an excellent idea.
We're going to make a "Resolution Jar". For each day and each resolution we keep we get to put a dollar in the Jar towards a vacation. I love vacations so this idea is perfect.
Just to give you an example, I'm doing a month of no sugar again. So, each day during the month that I go without sugar I get to put a dollar in. I also have a goal to read 52 books this year so each book I finish I get to add a dollar. I'll also be training for a triathlon so each time I train I get a dollar, etc. etc.
If I happen to read a book, train, eat no sugar, read my scriptures, AND buy shoes all in one day -- we just got 5 bucks towards our vacation! Okay ... I told Ben that buying shoes won't count since I don't really need a whole lot of motivation to keep that resolution, but I think this will help keep me motivated a bit longer than I usually am.
Here's to hoping this works.