Friday, February 2, 2018

What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.

 Pablo Picasso

I hear something—stop focusing on goals, instead focus on habits—and I make a decision and set an intention.

Hungry for routine, this wishy-washy start to the year doesn’t serve me well. I get testy. I lose focus.

It’s February now. Let’s go.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. I can relate to this! 😉 February already. And yet, I do look forward to the inward and quiet month of January each year, appropriate after the busy holiday season. This winter, I go easy on myself, lying fallow and being present.

    1. Oh Linda, your words struck a huge chord. Intention is good, but to live a full and rich life we must balance doing with being and there is, indeed, a season for “lying fallow and being present”. Thank you.

  2. Good words to live by — “stop focusing on goals, instead focus on habits.” That’s going on a sticky note on my computer. Thanks, Linda.

    1. Thank Jeff Goins–I heard it from him in a webinar!

      1. Okay, and thank you for the link;)

  3. Dear Linda, like you, my intentions for the new year seemed simple: to establish some structure in my life and to establish a weekday routing that would include Morning Pages, Writing, Blogging, Walking, and Yoga. But here it is February and I’ve had only a couple of days where I followed any routine!!!! I hope to find what the flow is to all this.
    Let’s wish one another good luck. Peace.

    1. Yes, here’s to both of us getting back on track.

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