23-078 Take Action #1

Today’s Mandala Message: Be the Shining Star that you are.

This week we look at Principle #13 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Take Action. For today’s MotD I set my intention to ponder the idea of taking some action on my goals. Why is it in our best interest to do so? Canfield explains: “[because] All manner of good things begin to flow in your direction once your begin to take action.

I have found the most challenging aspect of taking action on my goals is making the decision to actually start. Once I decide to take that plunge, the rest just seems to flow from one action to the next. Of course there may be ups and downs along the way, but once I’m over the initial hurdle, I just keep going…regardless of how long it takes. It took me seven years to complete one of my large mandala paintings…I had stopped for a couple of years in the middle…I needed the break. Eventually I started back up again and finished it last year. The biggest challenge was to stop harshly judging myself for putting it off. I knew I would finish it when it was time to finish it.

So how about you? Is there one small step you can take to get the ball rolling on one of your goals?

“You don’t
have to be
great to start,
but you do
have to start
to be great.”

— Zig Ziglar


The Mandala Lady

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 at MandalaoftheWeek.com.


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