A Bit More on Goal-Setting

I know it's February already folks, but I had this post ready to send in January, but I was having rss problems and had to stop posting to all of you til I fixed that wierd multiple same post issue!  So finally, back on track....



My goal for the year is capsulized in my word for the year, which is SIMPLIFY.  Beyond that, I have vision, and ideas, of course, but I get freaking anxious thinking about all that these goals require me TO DO.  So, I am trying a different approach, one more consistent with my spiritual beliefs. That unless I am "EMPTY" (of the myriad plans, visions and goals for my life, for instance) then I cannot be FILLED (led intuitively) to where it is best for me to "GO" or "BE". Letting LIFE itself lead me, spiritually, intuitively, rather than try to blast down the doors I see all around. More YIN than my naturally inclined YANG nature. Maybe it's age, maybe it's TRUST (last year's meditative word) but a grounding in that "ALL SHALL BE WELL, AND ALL MANNER OF THING SHALL BE WELL" to quote Julian of Norwich.

julian of norwich quote - all shall be well...


Leo Babauta used to write daily on ZenHabits.com.  Fabulous writings and insights and I am so grateful the site remains live on the internet.

Here's a wee bit on goal-setting.
Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.com on goal setting
I find it interesting that earlier on in his blogging, he wrote about simple no stress ways to set goals, but eventually gave up goal-setting altogether. Check out this link.

Blessings and Paint On!
~Joanie

Comments

Nancy Faris said…
Joanie beautiful post.
Margaret Stone said…
Ah, goal setting. Already set mine for 2016, which is:
I am going to paint this year.
No joke! Feels good.

~Margaret
Eva said…
Great post and I agree!
chriscarterart said…
Hooray, hooray! I want to be able to "like" your posts without posting to Facebook. I am phasing out of Facebook as much as possible. Life gets lost on Facebook. I LOVE your post.
joanieART said…
Love that, Margaret. Just paint!
joanieART said…
Glad you liked that, Eva.
joanieART said…
You funny girl, you. Hmmm, didn't realize it was so hard to get to the comments. I am still learning about setting up rss. Wonder if I set it to show an excerpt of the post, then folks would hop over to the site automatically? I'll continue to work on that, thanks for the heads up, Chris.