“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” Pablo Picasso
My husband and I thought we had a great plan. We went early to the wedding which was several hours away. We stopped and successfully found supplies that have been missing in Bangkok since the flood. What could pass the remaining time more perfectly than a relaxing meal on the beach? The food arrived and was made with some old crab. Having experience to draw on, we knew that we needed to pay and leave. Though it was an expensive mistake, at least we didn’t add to it a trip to the hospital with food poisoning.
With 2012 right around the corner, I’m trying to make a new plan. This year, I had several resolutions, two of which I’ve kept. This PostaDay 2011 was one of the challenges I kept, and now I’d like something new and exciting to start 2012.
Here are some things I hope to consider when making my plan.
1. Something that stretches me: A plan I consider good is one that I know will be good for me. This PostaDay challenge was perfect, and I took it on because writing is not my forte. It forced me to be vulnerable and stretched me in many other ways too. (I’ll share more about this in my final post this year.)
2. Something that’s doable: A good plan will be one that I know I can do if I set my mind to it. The PostaDay challenge was measurable, and WordPress gave us good support. Having other people doing the challenge gave me courage to continue.
3. Something that allows me to create: I find I’m happiest when I’m making something new. This year, I was able to make a new post every day. Some days I was very unhappy with my entry, but I was able to be creative in a different way than ever before.
4. Something that helps me learn: Besides creating, my plan should include learning something new. I’m thinking of getting back to my computer languages. My plans aren’t complete, but I know they’ll include learning.
The time is ticking, and I could start the year without a plan. I know, however, that I tend to accomplish what I plan to do. What kind of plans are you making for the new year?