Sunday, January 14, 2018

Guiding Star 2018 Week #2: Stand Up For You

I woke up this morning and the first thought I had was:

Embrace magnificent abundance and navigate gracefully.

On Monday, I sent an email to a dialects coach.

Small actions, right? You bet. Both are a part of my 2018 Guiding Star plan. Embrace etc. etc. is my Slogan this year and improving my abilities with dialects is one of my Goals.

One thing I have learned from following a life plan is that most of the work happens in small steps, so I ask you:

What did you do to work with your Guiding Star plan this week?

And here's what I want you to do with the answer to that question - tell another human. Just one. Your Buddy is the preferred human, but the barista at your favorite coffee shop will also work. Or you can comment on this post, right here on Creatavita. I know the comments section is currently rather obscure and I intend to resolve that, but for now, we're all going to have to live with it.

You know why this is your task, right? You know that speaking your answer out loud or in a public forum (even an elite forum like the Comments section of Creatavita :)), you are making yourself accountable, and that accountability is HUGE.

When we tell others about our goals and plans, we're more inclined to do the work. We're also more inclined to respect the work ourselves, which in the end leads to self-respect. Self-respect gets us somewhere. Self-respect tells us to put down the device and start writing, start practicing, start painting. Self-respect tells us we are meant to do this creative work and we must take the necessary steps to see that work be fulfilled. Self-respect tells us, "stand up for you".

If you're one of the fortunate ones and are blessed with extra time and/or energy, here are other simple tasks you can try this week:

- Take 15 minutes to read your plan. 

- Still feeling odd when contemplating your Slogan?  Stay persistant. Give your self some time.

- How about working on one Goal this week?

- Writing down what's working and what isn't might help. It's worth a try.

- If you are someone's Buddy, this week is a good time to check in.  Encourage some action, even a small step.  We don't need to solve global poverty this week, but if we spend 15 minutes on it, we will get somewhere.

Always remember:
Positive works
Keep it brief
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