Thank you for your wise and caring comments yesterday! Yes, let's all be "courage buddies" this year :)
Today, I am thinking about focus. I am a person who usually has 100 million things on my to do list and often at the end of the day I wonder why on earth I wasn't able to accomplish everything. I also love making giant lists of all the things I want to do during the next year, during the next 5 years, during my lifetime and so on. I don't find this a truly bad quality - but it can be negative when I end up feeling defeated because I didn't get everything done.
So this year I'm trying something different. Yes, I already wrote up a giant, expanding list of 2011 goals - I'm on number 44 right now - but I'm trying to see them in a more playful light, more as "possibilities" than as demanding "musts" or "shoulds."
Next, I'm choosing my 5 top favorites - the goals I feel are most important - and I will truly focus on manifesting these goals this year. It's difficult for me to choose; I feel drawn in many directions. For instance, one of my longtime goals that I finally intend to tackle this year is to create an illustrated book. This is something I have dreamed of for as long as I can remember, so why haven't I done it yet? Perhaps because it is the dream that is closest to my heart, the most delicate, fragile, the one I want to realize perfectly which makes it all the more difficult to start. But I have been narrowing my focus during the past few months, gathering ideas and notes, and a few days ago I purchased supplies... so I now feel that I am making little steps of progress. I suppose focus must be paired with patience and perseverance for us to get from where we are to where we want to be. I'm promising myself to hang in there this year!
What are you focussing on this year? Do you have an important goal you'd like to share?
I'm sending us all hugs of love, courage, and focus!