I found today (Monday) that I had a whole lot of energy towards getting some real progress done on breaking down some of my DMP’s into goals and tasks. I hadn’t really been able to focus on that very well, previously. Today the floodgates opened. I’ve been busy all day in work equipment training class, and it was kind of funny… I’m not concentrating on it very well, because I’m busy writing a whole bunch of stuff down as it’s flowing. I went ahead and continued to use index cards, and now I’ve got a stack of them with most of the action items I need to do to be able to continue accelerating my forward momentum on most all of my DMPs.
I’m enjoying doing the daily reads, and using the recordings with music. I think it’s a good thing for me to shut off the TV, because that’s something that does take up hours of time. I enjoy the escape watching movies and some select series, but I had to realize that to accomplish my goals, much has to go. (Maybe not totally, but I’m going to need the hours to be more productive.)
For my movie poster assignment, I prepped by thinking about what I was going to put on it, first. I went through and analyzed my DMP line by line, looking for things to provide an easy visual reminder to me when I saw it. I wrote down a list of pictures to put on it, and then I went and found and printed them. I already had most on my computer, as I had created a desktop slide show several years ago, so I get to see some of my future in front of me every day. I find that helpful for keeping me thinking about it. (I’m now going to add the shapes and colors goals to the computer slide show, too.) Had some printer challenges, so a couple of the pictures aren’t the best, but got it done.
I was drawn to a church while visiting Austin recently, called Dreamers Church. Many of the leaders there were wearing wrist bands that said “Created To Dream.” Pretty appropriate, and not a coincidence. I got one, and am now also wearing it as a daily reminder!