23-144 The Prize #4

Today’s Mandala Message: Stay Focused

This week I’m working through Principle #27 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Keep Your Eye on the Prize”. I set my intention today to ponder the idea of staying focused. With so many distractions, it can be challenging to stay focused on our goals. The best way I know how to stay focused is to just focus on what I can get done today…to chip away at my goals a little bit at a time. When I look at a goal as a whole, it can feel overwhelming, daunting, and unachievable…but today, today I can get this little chunk done.

For instance, one of my goals this year is to publish (probably self-publish), five oracle decks using all of the 2022 Mandalas of the Day posts as my reference. It’s a huge goal. Thankfully, I took the time one day to list all the possible tasks I would need to do to make it happen…essentially it’s a “Plan of Action”.

Now with this list, I can check to see what I can do today…and just focus on that. So today, I finished designing the back images for the five different decks. Since I’ve already formatted all the MotDs for the front side, I’m getting very close (in about two weeks or so) to where I can upload and create my decks for printing. Before I can do that, I’m waiting to receive a card sample packet so I can determine the card stock I want to use. In the meantime, I can start working on the booklet that will go with each deck. I’ll start that tomorrow…and it could be that all I do tomorrow is come up with the layout. Then the next day I can start added the content…and so on and so on.

A good mindfulness practice would be to focus on breathing…then allow what needs to be done next to rise to the surface.

So how about you? Do you have a plan of action to help you stay focused on your goals? Is there something you can do each day to stay on track?

“The biggest challenge
is to stay focused.
It’s to have the discipline
when there are so many
competing things.”

— Alexa Hirschfeld


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All Things Mandalas

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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