Last night, I attended a workshop called “Treasure Mapping Your Goals” with a good friend of mine.
“It is important,” said the presenter, Lisa Lelas, “to reconnect with your passions.”
To quizzical looks, she continued, “Think back to when you were 12. You are your most authentic self when you are 12,” she told us.
As we all jotted down notes from our pre-teen selves, I looked across the aisle at my friend and realized she and I had met when we were 12!
There were lots of other tidbits of suggestions last night — ideas and exercises for how to bring our goals and dreams to fruition.
“Keep a Gratitude Journal,” Lisa explained. “Each night, write down three things for which you are most grateful.”
Reconnecting to passions? defining my goals with clarity? conjuring up the Laws of Attraction? These were things that would take time. Jotting down gratitude seemed an easy first-step on the map. So I bought a journal today — wonderfully labeled “think. create. record.” and wrote my first entry…
MARCH 23, I am grateful for:
1. a day’s worth of good work
2. time to write at the end of that day
3. and good friends with whom to share this journey
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Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
James Allen, As A Man Thinketh
©2010, Jennifer Payne