I just finished creating my goals and intentions for the Second Quarter of 2010. I started by assessing my Q1. In doing so I realized that I wasn’t living my over-arching intention for 2010. I have two signs in front of my computer screens:
2. My time is valuable
In the first quarter, I set 74 intentions and goals. Hello!!! That is not simple at all. Didn’t realize this until I went through and checked off what I completed. I only completed 44%.
The second thing I realized is that The Drunk Monkey snuck into my goal-setting process at the beginning of this year. The Drunk Monkey told me my life wasn’t good enough the way it was. It told me I better get a bunch of stuff done to prove my worth. In other words, I was breaking my second overall intention for 2010 which was to recognize my value.
So for the first time in my life I’ve only got 14 goals and intentions. Here’s a sample of the difference between last quarter and this quarter.
In the category of Physical Health, last quarter I said:
1. Eat effectively
2. Reduce sugar by 90%
3. Hardcore workouts 4 x a week
4. Walk dogs daily
5. Chiropractic adjustment 2 x a month
6. Stretch daily
7. Haircut monthly
This quarter I’m simply intending one thing: I am totally happy and satisfied with every aspect of my body.
Ahhh! That feels good. Life is good. There’s nowhere to go. Nothing to accomplish. No reason to push. This quarter is going to be an enjoyable, effortless quarter.
How about you?
I do this all the time. Especially with things like reading books. I always have to have 3 or 4 going at the same time, never focusing on one. I end up trying to get too many things done at one time, which sacrifices my ability to get ANYTHING done efficiently. One task at a time…
I couldn’t agree with this more. Better to do a few things well, than too many things not so well. I have done that in the past many times. Thank you for sharing.
Realistically one can only work on a few things at one time. John Medina, University of Washington brain scientist, said there really is no such thing as multitasking.
Having said this, I do think it is important to be intentional about life and about my own personal development.
Thank you for this great blogpost.
Great thoughts. I love your signs. I relate! I have 2 post its that say “Think Easy” and “Get To Work.” I switch them out to remind me about what I need to be reminded about most.