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Goal Setting in 2011: Step 1 Take an Inventory

"If one advances confidentally in the direction of his dreans and endeavours to live a life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."


Here are today's questions to answer:

1. What did I appreciate most about 2010, personally, artistically and professionally?
2. What did I achieve last year that I am proud of?  Look at all areas of your life:  family, relationships, community, your art, your job, your children, your home, etc..
3.  What did I discover in 2010 that will improve my quality of my art, my family, my life?

Write your answers in your journal (devoted exclusively to this process) or on sheets of pretty paper. 

Add any embellishments, photos, drawings, doodles, cut outs, or ideas that are sparked as you complete your pages.  You can draw a treasure map, make balloon thoughts, use crayons, paint... let your imagination lead you...

A Quote to Ponder:

"The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities, and to make the most of one's resources"

Tomorrow:  Step 2 - Make Room for Magic


  1. Having pondered the resolution/no resolution debate, I decided to join the resolution side. But, it is always good to keep ones options open so I'm going to try your suggestions also. Shall I mention that I am a Gemini???

  2. Okay, I am following you now, you have had so many thought provoking posts and this one tops them all. I want to answer all your prompts, thanks for making my brain work a little harder. Happy new year to you and thanks for your posts.

  3. Call it what you may Elle... it's all about focusing on what we *really* want not what we *say* we want nor what we think we *should* do! Those woulda, coulda, shoulda's just seem to have a way of coming back to bite us in the *butt*. So congratulations for be willing to look at additional options.


  4. Jan...

    Glad you decided to jump aboard! I am doing this process along with you as well and I agree, it feels good to take a swipe at all those cobwebs that tend to gather in our brains and give that grey matter some exercise! LOL

    Thanks for leaving a comment!


  5. Sharon, I have written my inventory and am eager to see what tomorrow brings... Thanks for sharing! =)

  6. Answering these questions made me take a step back and realize that I accomplished quite a lot in every aspect of my life. It also answered a question for me that I was pondering about for some time now. I can't wait to see what I am going to uncover next. This has made me want to revisit a book I read a long time ago by Oriah Mountain Dreamer called What We Ache For. I may just have to read it again.


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