Maybe some of you can relate to this… particularly you creative types about there. I tend to get a bunch of writing projects spinning, because I don’t want to talk myself out of trying things or taking on new challenges, only to find myself managing all kinds of busyness without really having any way to measure how effectively I am saying the things I want to say with my life and my work. Often I say yes to others’ projects and let my own writing goals sit and gather moss.
I’ve been sporadic about blogging, about some songwriting projects that are important to me, and about that screenplay I keep promising I’ll get to “sometime” but never do. Enough already! I’m tired of being unfocused and unproductive… and I’m even more tired of never having a sense of completion when it comes to the projects that are closest to my heart.
The reason for saying all this publicly is to put “stake” in the ground. To admit publicly that I’ve not used all the incredible resources and opportunities in my life wisely. So hold my feet to the fire! 2011 is going the year where I stop shooting from the hip and lay out intentional, purposeful plans. In fact, I’ve already started!
Now I know very well that the best laid plans can be disrupted at any moment with divine interruptions. I accept that fully! God has my full permission to interrupt my human ideas with His any day of any week! But at the end of 2011, I want to know that if I didn’t meet my goals… I at least met His. I’m tired of holding my own progress up because I didn’t have the guts to say “no” to this or that distraction.
Do you have projects you’ve been holding out on? Perhaps there’s something you keep promising yourself you’ll do “someday” but haven’t yet? Please tell me what they are! Surely I’m not the only one who wants 2011 to be the year where we stop with the ethereal air castles in the sky and start putting feet on our hopes and plans.
Anybody with me?