23-018 Decide #4

Continuing with Principle #3 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Decide what you want”, I set the intention today to look at what I want regarding my career. As part of his visualization exercise associated with this principle, Canfield invites us to visualize the answers to these questions:

  • Where am I working?
  • What am I doing?
  • With whom am I working?
  • What kind of clients / customers do I have?
  • What is my compensation like?
  • Is it my own business?”

It came to me to color the mandala and then within each “petal”, write out my answers. I randomly chose my marker colors (without looking) and without repeating them (except white showed up twice…technically I pulled a blender marker twice and since there wasn’t anything to blend, the section remained “white”).

Some of what I wrote pushed (way beyond) the envelop on my comfort zone. I feel like I want to dig deeper into those to understand my why behind them…which is probably good to do with everything I wrote. It would probably help me to narrow down what I truly want from my heart to do/be versus what my ego self wants to do/be.

So how about you? How would you answer these questions? Would the answers be different if based on your current work situation versus the career that your heart wants?

“Your work is going to fill
a large part of your life,
and the only way to be truly satisfied
is to do what you believe
is great work.
And the only way to do great work
is to love what you do.
If you haven’t found it yet,
keep looking.
Don’t settle.
As with all matters of the heart,
you’ll know when you find it.”

— Steve Jobs

An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, weekmonthyear). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala to color at MandalaoftheWeek.com.

All the Tombow markers I used for this coloring:


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