Thursday, 5 August 2010
Working on my goals...
So in a spirit of combining the Mussar technique of writing about and then working on our weaknesses or issues, and the Stephen Covey model of "Begin with the end in mind", I have started a goal journal. I divided it into sections for the most important areas of my life...family & marriage, spirit, finance, career, art & creativity, health & fitness, home & surroundings, knowledge and experience. (Covey Model of "First Things First")
In each section, I have written one goal -- one item that I really think is weak or missing or needs work.
Each day, I will write SOMETHING in each section. A word. A sentence. Or draw an image. Just to keep me paying attention to the goal everyday (Mussar model of keeping the work areas in front of our consciousness.)
Do I expect miraculous transformations? Transformations, definitely. That is the point. Even the process and the journey are transformational.
But miracles? Maybe that too. Because changing something essential in our lives is a bit of a miracle. It requires that we stop and focus long enough to evaluate our issues, identify a goal level, and work towards it. It also requires faith that G-d and the universe are cheering us on...and that -- that alone -- is a miracle. And becoming more of the person I was meant to be in this lifetime? A definite miracle :-)