intention and execution
Some months ago after a goal-setting meeting with a friend who also works for herself, I went directly to the store to buy these two dry erase boards:
They hang on the wall near my desk, and beside a bunch of things that inspire me like photos of my friends, family, travel, and a print my brother brought me back from Thailand for. Every day I write on them. The top one I use for anything and everything personal, and the bottom is for anything and everything professional. Any words, terms, thoughts, wishes…anything that pops into my mind. It usually takes me about 10 seconds to fill both of these boards. There’s nothing over-analytical about this practice, no perfect penmanship, no plan, just a quick flow of words and feelings.
Stay with me here. I’m not going to tell you to run out and join a drum circle. (Although that would be super fun.)
Since the day I started taking 10 seconds to actually WRITE down in the wide open of the space (literally and figuratively) I live in, exactly what I want- every, single, thing has either started to come to fruition, happened, become true, or dropped magically into my life. Even the unicorn I wished for.
Holding yourself accountable, um…to yourself, is a beautiful thing!
I’m the kind of girl who has set a lot of intention during my lifetime. I’m just not so sure before 2017, if I ever truly asked for what I’ve always known I’m worth. I feel like the doors have blown off my life in the best way, and only because at some point this year I put my foot down to stick up for my value. It all started with taking a tiny amount of time each morning with a dry erase marker.
Writing goals down and then spinning happily in your butterfly and rainbow party only gets you so far, though. The busting and showing your ass part is key. Without execution, intention is nothing. If you need a kick in the pants for whatever kind of existence you’re dreaming up, here’s a good start for this week:
*Write down what you want. (Even if it is as simple as chocolate.)
*Tell a stranger some deep dark secrets. (Yes, the dirty ones. We all have them. Let it fly, baby.)
*Laugh a little. (Like maybe too loud.)
*Remember where you came from. (You can run, but you can’t hide.)
*Get outside and get moving. (Can we play some more, please? Adults could really use to have a little more fun.)
*Learn something new. (Stretch yourself, embarrass yourself; Humble pie is delicious.)
*Ask for what you’re worth. (What have you got to lose?)
Set the loftiest goals you can imagine, and start running hard. The world wants all of you.
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