Sunday, January 4, 2009

Threshold to 2009

I was over visiting the ever-talented, but oh so ill, inspiration at Ink On My Fingers and on it she had a link to life-coach Laura Neff's site.

I realize that 2009 started on January 1, but with tomorrow being the first day of school, I really feel that I have not yet met the start of my calendar year. I look forward to spending the upcoming week spending some time focusing on me and the direction of my life from here onward. I expect 2009 to be filled with change and a bit of upheaval - which is why my "one little word" for the year is balance since there will be plenty of it required to make it through the next 361 days.

On the Laura Neff site, she proposes that you don't leave 2008 without asking:
1. How is where you are in life today different from where you were last December?
2. How are you different today, internally, than you were a year ago?
3. Of all you've experienced in the past year, what are you the most proud of?
4. What did you shy away from in 2008 that you wish you'd gone for?
5. What did you learn about yourself this year?
6. Who impacted your life the most this past year?
7. What are the most important lessons you learned in 2008 that you want to be conscious of in 2009?
8. What are you being called to next in your personal growth?
9. If you could create three things in your life the coming year, what would they be?
10. What parts of yourself will you need to call upon to create those three things with wild success in 2009?
(This was, of course, posted on her blog a month ago! But instead of waiting until next December, I'll just start late - as much as the idea of late makes me cringe more than a little!)

I think these questions are brilliant! Thought provoking and intended to provide insight. I love when I find something to mull. Not only that, but imagine the scrapbook pages, blog entries and journal entries can be inspired by these ten questions. Brilliant.


Cyn M said...

Holy CRAP!!! What a list of questions that could potentially kick you in the teeth!!! ;) I LOVE this idea! Thanks for pointing it out!

muirwoodsue said...

Wow, great questions. Too much for me to think about today, but great in the future. How sweet about Cole having his dinner paid for. Calamari and Lamb? Wow -I have never even had the courage to order that.

MidniteScrapper said...

Great questions. I am going to print them out right now and tape it into my journal. Not only will it help me to look at 2008, it will help me to see where I want to be at the end of 2009. Thanks, Lee. THIS is one reason I really love your blog. Informative...motivating...encouraging!

Susannah said...

Laura rocks, doesn't she :)