Now that we’re in the month of Elul, we should stock up on our spiritual shopping cart for the coming year. Decide in which areas we’ll commit ourselves to improve, and beg Hashem to help us achieve our goals. Remember that for spiritual requests you can think big. Ask all you want, if you’re ready to sincerely commit yourself, Hashem is happy to assist you. As the Gemora Berochs 50A says that the posuk (Tehilim 81, 11) ‘open your mouth wide, and I shall fill it.’ is referring to spiritual requests.
Set out your goals