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’s stopping me from deciding and why I sometimes I settle for less than what I want. In coloring this version of “Decide”, I “decided” to color each heart and its surrounding “petal” as its own entity; as if each was its own project.
Some of my gel pens failed to work properly so I had to make adjustments: shake the pens until they worked or pick another color completely. I also decided to chose my colors randomly (without looking) and without repeating any of them. Some colors were repeated but those were from different pen brands; I found it fascinating how often the color blue showed up. From the whole thing, I saw that some “projects” worked out better than others…regardless, there was something to be learned from all of them. In the end, all of the “projects” were completed.
One of my biggest challenges with starting any project is questioning whether to do it or not. What if it doesn’t work out? (What if it does?) What if it looks awful? (What if it looks great?) What if no one likes it? (What if lots of people like it?) What if I don’t like it? (What if you love it?) What if it’s a waste of time? (What if because of it, it opens up new opportunities?)
So how about you? What stops you from deciding to go after what you want? What questions or negative speak comes up for you? Do you decide to do it anyway? How did you decide?
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, week, month, year). 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.
Angle view to see some of the glitter and/or metallic sections: