Several days ago I read “Remember that You Become What You Practice Most“, an essay by Richard Carlson in Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. He offers details and examples to illustrate, but the piece’s message is simple — “be careful what you practice”. Frankly, the title alone was enough to give me something to mull over.
My dining room table is covered with vision board ingredients. I’ve been having some trouble determining which images to include, which is not unlike my inclination to try to juggle too many art &/or craft &/or writing projects. Returning to Carlson’s message, I realize that if my practice is ‘The Juggle’, then I’ll never live up to my creative intentions for ’07.
Today I received an email from a friend who’s been working on her vision board, too. Her words brought fresh clarity to my internal rumblings.
“Part of moving from good to great is the ability to hone in and be specific.”
Bingo! Be very specific, focused, and the vision board will be able to serve its purpose, which is to keep my dreams, my intentions, my visions … in focus. Allelujah! I think I’ve got it!
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I love the idea of a vision board and have been thinking of doing one myself.
(I have the perfect “canvas” for it – an old Korg gameboard!)
And I also love the idea of being specific. I also have a problem with being all over the map with what I want to do and what I find interest in.
The thought of “Becoming what I practice” makes me think of it all in a different way.
xo… Z 🙂