As the year is winding down, I offer a paintbrush.
What would the perfect year look like to you?
Would it be pain free easy living?
Would it involve winning the lottery, sitting on your butt, and watching lots of TV?
Would it involve other people, or would you live it all to yourself?
Ask yourself some questions…
Will you set easy goals, or pick more challenging ones in the coming year?
Will you sit back and let the year happen, or turn off the TV and make something happen?
Will 2007 be all about you, or will the year have a more outward focus involving others?
Lets spread some of that paint around…
Is that full year of prime time television something you want in your perfect year, or would that time be better spent on other activities?
What great thing would you do in 2007 if you knew you could not fail?
What TV show would you be willing to give up to help accomplish this?
What would you do in this time slot to work towards your goal?
Who is that?
Who is in your picture?
Who would your goal help?
Who are the mentors, coaches, and collaborators that are helping you?
Where are you?
In the landscape portion of your picture what do you see?
Are there tall buildings, bright offices, or maybe just a subtle countryside?
Is it all bright and sunny or are there some clouds for contrast?
As the paint forms an abstract picture, with scenes of people and places, listen to the sounds. Are there horns honking, tires screeching, and people yelling? Are there smiling people clapping in an audience. Are there machines roaring, computers clicking, and pencils writing? Or maybe there are just birds chirping in a cloud filled sky.
What does your painting look like?