I’ve had a lot of things go through my mind today. It’s been hard to concentrate on one thing. I need to do this, that. I want to get this done. I’ll do that. I could do that. A day of indecision. Within this indecision, I’ve been able to be somewhat productive.
Food shop. Hair. Doggie walk. The Joy Equation. Yoga. In between work and some food.
One of the things that I suddenly decided to do at the last minute was completing The Joy Equation.
For anyone who hasn’t heard of this; it’s a personal development type course working on figuring out your core values and big dreams. A 6-week course that into a topic per week. Joining a community of woman who is working to creating a meaning to their lives; working towards their goals. This is my view of the course. The main site page of the course, on the link above, will explain all so much better. The author allows the community to share the links. I have written all this on my own accord; gaining nothing by doing so.
It may be designed a 6-week course but it certainly took me longer than that. Three months in fact. But I have got there.
My Mission/Purpose Statement:
Have acceptance and connection with myself, be present for my family and a force for positive change.
My Core Values:
I’ve already written my six big goals and four goal declarations. These can be found here.
At the end of the workbook, there is a My Vision page where I can sum up the main points of the six weeks. This I have scanned and put on my wall along with my other sheets.
This isn’t the first time I have done this course. I did it a couple of years ago when my mind wasn’t in a good place. It helped me process my wondering mind.
Now that I have finished the course. I was curious what the differences were from my course answers from nearly three years ago. Getting to older workbook out, I saw there was a slight difference with mostly similarities. Three years ago, I was at university. Let’s see:
My Mission/Purpose Statement (Three Years Ago):
To celebrate the joy, make a difference to animals and nourish those around me.
My Core Values (Three Years Ago):
My Six Big Dreams (Three Years Ago):
- Travel around the world, seeing different cultures and ways of life
- Own a beautifully, energy efficient green (help the environment) home
- Make a difference in the animal care/welfare world
- Get married for life and have kids
- Experience joy for my whole life, accept and be happy – no anti-depressants
- Nourish all the people/relationships in my life
I believe I have changed mindset quite a bit in the last few years. Something like this I find can prove it.
Whether it’s a course like this or your own way of developing and reviewing yourself and your goals. Doing personal development can lead you to know where you may want to go in life and yourself. Everyone does develop without consciously putting the work in.
Have you done this course or one similar? Do you do something else entirely to help yourself develop and complete your goals? What are your goals?
It would be interesting to see other accounts of personal development and goal storming.