One goal

by LesleyG on January 10, 2013

Since I stated a few things last year that I wanted to concentrate on in 2012, and they did come to pass (although not how I’d imagined) it has made me think about the importance of stating what one wants. This year, in addition to one real goal I have also made a vision board and started a “project” I’m calling Love Notes. The former is something several friends have encouraged me to do for a long time, and I am to the point now where I think “Why not?” when considering just about anything. So I am making a vision board titled 2013-20?? because in spite of everything I do believe it will all come to pass. And I have to admit, it is kind of nice to see all my dreams in one place and not have to just keep them in my head (or on Pinterest).

The latter is a fun project that just came to me about six nights ago as we were about to leave for dinner and I was staring at a blank piece of note paper on my desk. So I wrote a general note to a stranger with the intent of leaving it on someone’s car, and just that I did. I later tweeted it was scary and strange and great, kind of like life. I have since left a second note and I look forward to this being part of my year.

But, what this post is really about is my one goal for 2013, which was really brought about by things I did in 2012 (and probably prior) that did not serve me. So, this year I aim to do the thing I fear or dread and try not to waste time on the fearing or dreading. I know it sounds a little simple, but on the very last day of 2012 I made a pretty big move that I’d been fearing for a while and have been amazed ever since at how much lighter and freer I feel. I realize this is vague, but the point is that I need to do this more. I need to not be afraid, even of the things that are “bad”, and I know the more I do it, the better I will be.

My one goal for 2013 (along with a couple more fun projects) is to do what I fear, and not waste time fearing. I hope I can participate more in this goal so as to not be forced into it in the way it seemed to happen in 2012. Not that I’m afraid if that is the way it goes, though.


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megabrooke January 10, 2013 at 9:52 am

I think your goal for the new year is fantastic!
Also, love your Love Note idea! This could go viral! Maybe I’ll try it– I hear of people doing that, and I hear of people who have GOTTEN the unexpected, anonymous note, and how happy it made them! What’d yours say? Have you done more?

Wishing you all the best in 2013!

Mel Heth January 10, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I almost started clapping when I read the words “vision board.” You know I’m a crazy manifester! I love that stuff and am so excited you found it fun to do. It is pretty cool to be able to look in one place and see your dreams spelled out in glowing colors.

I love the doing what you fear thing too – and that it made you feel lighter at the end of the year! You are an inspiration.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks January 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

That love note project is brilliant. Seriously amazing. You’re going to be on the news one day, I know it! =)

Last week, another blogger put Be Brave as one of her 2013 goals. As I was thinking about some things in my own life, that resolution resonated with me. Now that I’m reading about what you’d like out of this year, I think the motto would serve you well, too. Be Brave, Lesley, be brave!

The Exception January 12, 2013 at 9:47 am

The vision board idea always sounds great to me and yet I have not tried it. With you as inspiration (or a role model) this year might be the year to give it a go. I read once that the things we fear doing most are those that we need to do. I am not sure that this is true, but looking back on my life… had I done the thing I feared most years ago… how my life would be different in many ways now. Is fear than more a a yield sign that we require the courage to walk up to it, look it in the eye, inquire as to why it is something that means”fear” to us, and then decide what choice we will make from there? *sigh* it is going to be a contemplation type morning.

barbara January 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

I once found a note on my car, very nicely explaining that parking was really hard to find in the area even for the residents and would I mind please not parking on that street next time. It could so easily have been a nasty rant, yet it made me smile and be more aware of my actions. So I applaud you! Again.

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