This month's topic was to come up with three "compass words" for 2011. Tonya Davidson from Whole Lotta Whimsy came up with an exercise that helps you reflect on what you've done and then contemplate your future - but using the written word instead of just in your head. By writing the exercise down - and publishing it here in my blog - it shows a greater commitment to change, rather than just a casual exercise. The "compass words" then become a focus for the year ahead -whether they apply to your business or home life or both or whatever. I hope you'll take the time and find your own compass words by clicking on the above link. If you do - please add them to the blog post in the comments section.
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The "confident" compass word relates to several aspects of my life....I can feel quite confident in something one day and then have no confidence the next day. So this is definitely a good thing for me to focus on. My singing in the quintet particularly comes to mind with the "confidence" compass word when I frequently feel inadequate.
An idea that Tonya suggests you do when you identify your compass words is to write them down and put them somewhere where you will see them frequently, as a constant reminder. I'll definitely be doing that when I get home. Maybe we'll have to do a follow up blog post at the end of the year and see if change has happened in relation to our compass words.
I hope you have time to click on the links of the other merry go round team and see what compass words they all came up with for this year. We live in all different places around the world, so time differences may impact when we all get our blog post up.
Laura at Blue Terracotta - http://blueterracotta.com/
Monika at Red2White - http://red2white.wordpress.com/
Ruth at Birdland Creations - http://insidetheartisan.blogspot.com
Kim at Vilt a la Kim - http://viltalakim.com/blog/
Sara at Crafts of Texture - http://sarastexturecrafts.blogspot.com
Fabienne at Easterya Jewellery Creations - http://easterya.blogspot.com
Mariana at Florcita - http://florcita.eu/wordpress/
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent - http://lebarduvent.blogspot.com
Lily at Lily Pang Art and Design - http://lilypangart.blogspot.com
Mitsy at ArtMind - http://artmind-etcetera.blogspot.com
Or else you can follow the links to the actual blog post below: