Just as a painter envisions his masterpiece, I envision living my dreams. I know where I am going and how I plan to get there. The exact details of my journey, though, are yet to be filled in.
In my masterpiece, the big picture is outlined with my goals. I know that regardless of how the details pan out, the big picture will still be there. I plan my action steps for success just as the painter plans what colors he will use in the details.
Painters face many challenges in creating their masterpiece. What if a color comes out wrong? What can he do? Will he let it ruin his masterpiece, or will he paint over it with a color more in tune with his vision?
In the same way, when challenges arise, I can let them ruin my picture or I can devise a way to overcome them so I can still create a journey that is in tune with my goals.
I choose to look for solutions. Yes, some of the details may come out a bit differently than I plan, but that is part of the beauty of my masterpiece. The genius of creating a masterpiece allows for filling in the details as the picture emerges.
Today, I plan to outline my big picture on the canvas of my life, setting goals and priorities that will guide me in the creation of my masterpiece.
1. What are my goals and priorities?
2. Do I let my challenges ruin my picture?
3. How can I overcome a current challenge and get back to creating my masterpiece?