...serenity in motion

I have a confession, I don't always keep up with my goals.

Yep, it’s the deep winter blues.

I’m having a hard time this winter, finding the drive to create.  Part of it is the pervasive cloud cover that we endure this time of year.  We hardly see the sun shining over us, the other problem is the struggle with heating my creative space.  I am getting some work done, but I will say I have already fallen behind in my production goals.

Goals to me are guides to help me keep track of what I want to accomplish in the year.  By making them, I know when I need to push to make up for times like this when I have fallen behind.  It also motivates me to push through situations where I am not accomplishing the things than must be done.  Last year started out the same way, I fell behind because of the same heating challenge in my studio.  By the end of the year, I was ahead of my goal.

When I looked back at my records, I discovered that I had sold almost as much as I had created.  That is why I have the goal that I do.  So I can maintain inventory and don’t end up trying to create under a cloud of pressure.  Pressure makes me cut corners and I don’t want to do that.  I strive to make art that I am pleased with.  It is so much harder to sell what you don’t like. 

You need to decide what is right for you.  Consider your goals, do they always seem to hound your heels?  Make them reasonable but always remember, Life is what happens when your busy making plans.  Forgive yourself if you don’t reach ever goal or any of the goals you set.  Don’t be your worst enemy either.  Good luck and keep creating!