Reflection and Intention: The Best of 2009, Creating 2010

I highly recommend using this review and planning tool, created in part by Paul Schadler, MD.  This is the ninth year I’ve used it, and it helps me keep my focus on all that is most meaningful to me.  Give yourself several hours over two or three days to work with it.  Give yourself the gift of being very present, without rushing through it.

The Best of 2009

Go wild!  Acknowledge all your goodness and greatness.
One guideline: no criticism, only positives.

  • What did I accomplish that I am most proud of?
  • What experiences touched me the most? Were the most intimate?
  • When did I have the most fun?
  • What experiences were the most powerful?
  • Most sacred?
  • What difficult challenges did I meet successfully?
  • In meeting the challenges, what did I do best?
  • What lessons did I learn?
  • Describe my power in those situations.

Creating 2010

Think big!  Be bold!  Have fun!

  • What dominant intention do I have for 2010?
  • For my mind/body/spirit?
  • My relationships?
  • My home environment?
  • My work/service?
  • My finances?
  • My growth/development?
  • My fun, adventure, expression?
  • In which areas of my life do I plan to move forward in 2010?
  • What challenges do I intend to overcome?
  • What specific goals do I intend to achieve in 2010?
  • Who do I want to be?  What do I choose to live/express more?

8 comments to Reflection and Intention: The Best of 2009, Creating 2010

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  • You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

  • Thank you for posting the translation but UNDER the hymn. I really only know enough Latin to swear and read the Bayeux tapestry but this way I can puzzle through it in both languages without the “how do I KNOW I KNOW that and didn’t just read the English?” Geek insecurity I succumb to.

  • Of course with the Cornhuskers jumping ship from the Big 12 to the Big Ten, your Texas and Oklahoma readers may come back and your Ohio and Michigan readers with have to put you on their hate list simply because you come from the state of Nebraska.

  • Ryan: Unrelated to the HOT lanes, VDOT is widening I-95 between Fairfax County Parkway and the Occoquan River. They are also doing work to Fairfax County Parkway itself. Theoretically you could also be seeing staging for the Beltway HOT lanes. There’s a lot going on down there. Jim: The main thing is that if HOT lanes go away we won’t be able to claim the transit proffer from the HOT lanes deal as a local match to the application. But honestly, the I-66 and I-395 components are not the core of the application, so it doesn’t change too much.

  • It’s good to get a fresh way of looking at it.

  • Anna-If you had to pick one right now to read, which one would you choose? They all sound so inteiestrng. It is overwhelming as I am a book junkie!!! The only one I have read is your money or your life. I don’t have the updated version, though!!!

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