Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Taking Pen to Paper

When you put pen to paper you turn your thoughts into something tangible. You can actually see it, touch it, and even smell it if you want to. Your goal is no longer just a thought! It becomes something, what motivates us and creates a gut feeling inside. - Goal Setting Course, Step 5

I should have blogged about this yesterday.  But yesterday was my birthday and it was a whirlwind day.  More on that later . . .

I have a very pretty notebook I bought for some reason or another.  I have a bit of a fetish about office supplies.  I love pens, notebooks, binders and I have a special weakness for post-it notes.  So I'm going to dig out that notebook and use it for writing down my goals.

A couple people have questioned my initial goal of "excellence."  I appreciate the thoughts, I really do.  I'm not sure how this is going to play out and I'm sure there will be tons of adjustments along the way.  But what I want, more than anything, is to be excellent with my horses.  What excellence means for me, I'm not wholly sure.  I have no professional or competitive aspirations.  I just want to be the best I can, under my circumstances, for Cricket and Bleu.

I don't think this is so much a journey of horsemanship as it is one of self-discovery.  I want to see where the path will take me.


Naturally Gaited said...

Happy, happy birthday!

inchwormwv said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa. Never let anyone, no matter how well intentioned (like me, LOL) talk you out of pursuing what you find important and powerful!

Lisa said...

Tenley - no worries! I totally appreciate the honest feedback. It gives me new angles and ways to think about things. Never feel like you're not appreciated.