This week we are working on our movie poster and focusing on the shapes in our smart goals. I’ve done many workshops where participants are asked to create a dream board. It was always an entertaining experience however, I rarely saw anyone achieve the life depicted in those wonderful pictures pasted onto colorful boards with artsy borders. So when we were given the task I thought ‘Oh no, here we go again’; but then something in the back of my mind kicked in. This might be something different. This might actually be something worthwhile to try.
I did my board for the last MKMMA; making this exercise a touch up; or so I thought. I looked at the board and the dates projected on it and to my amazement some of them had already been done. This is good, I thought, this means it is not a useless exercise I’m moving forward. It only needs a little tweaking and then it’s a done deal. But then, that thought made me think that I was making this into another item checked off my list and not looking at the project with my whole self in mind.
I stepped back looking at the poster in a new light. I looked at it thinking Would I go see this movie or wait for the video? Here are the things I know: A year has passed and there have been changes in my company’s compensation plan, additions to the family, income changes, health changes; so many things in the 365 days since I last created this poster. The things I don’t know are the things missing from this poster. The things I don’t know is what is going to bring me absolute JOY. What is it that I would gladly do for free. Looking at it objectively and with the knowledge from the last MKMMA also allows me to think creatively this time. What can I put on there that will feed my soul instead of it being simply a to-do list? What is it that I want to do that will feed my bliss? This requires thought and will probably take a couple of ‘sits’ to bring it forward but I know it’s there waiting for me to discover and that is why I’m looking at this in a completely new perspective.