Archive for the ‘Goals and Motivation’ Category

Just Breathe

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Yokaha Beach, near Ka'ena Point, Oahu, Hawaii with the wording Just BreatheSo, I had great expectations and intentions of updating my blog every other day, preparing my posts and creating graphics ahead of time. And then stuff happened the second week of January.

A lot of clients seemed to need things doing earlier than usual this year, so where I thought I would have a quiet January with a fair bit of spare time to write my 52 Graphic Design Term Comparison posts, I suddenly had a lot of work. Added to that major changes in another business I’m part of, and I totally felt overwhelmed and unable to fulfill this challenge I set myself. (more…)

Reach for New Horizons

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Reach for New Horizons. Another photo of Haleakala taken in Maui, HI, this time from the summit

Be Focussed, Committed, Consistent, Organized

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Sunrise over Haleakalā, Maui, Hawai‘i, January 6th, 2014, taken from a whale-watching boat.I printed out this photo yesterday (along with a couple of others taken in Hawai‘i), and stuck it on my wall, right in front of where I sit at my desk to work, in place of a calendar with snow on it. I see snow outside; I don’t really need to see it right in front of me while I work (sorry Mum—don’t worry, it’s still on the wall, just not right in front of me).

I had just listened to a webinar in which the speaker stressed that in order to achieve our goals we need to remember 4 things:

  • Be Focussed
  • Be Committed
  • Be Consistent
  • Be Organized

My goal is to return to Hawai‘i, sooner rather than later. So, in order to focus on my goal, commit to it, be consistent with my action plan and remain organized, I have put this message right in front of me. It will remind me of my goal every day (and when I see snow outside, my office will feel warmer and brighter, just by looking at my photos).

As it is two years to the day since I took this photo, I decided to share it with you here. I have another with a message on it. I’ll post it the day after tomorrow.