Good Morning Sunshine! Goals are set by desire.

What do you think of these thoughts From Joyce Hifler? “Maybe the reason we never get anywhere is because we’ve never figured out anywhere to go. When we wait for time and chance to blow us in the direction we take, and having a goal to reach is the farthest thing from our thoughts.” Note the part that says, “we’ve never figured out where to go___” What is that? That is where no commitments to a goal have been made. (Goals are vital to having success. It is limbo land time if we do not plan out and commit to making doable goals.) This means breaking goals down into smaller goals that will, I promise you things will avalanche with consistency. This kind of structure is like having an island in the middle of the ocean where your ship can take harbor.

The truth of the matter is we can only do so much within the day’s time. But we must realize when we are doing enough. So the question to ask how much is enough. And the amount of thing is not being a superwoman or man!

For me personally at this time? My husband died on the 28th of September. I am so glad I have learned the business skills for being an artist. This is a must! I was able to understand I needed to give myself time for mourning Thomas. But I was confident in how to move forward, and know people would be patient with me. Prior to Thomas’ death, I had set a lot of things in motion. Without making the commitments I have made, this could have been a time where I did not take action and felt lost in how to proceed. I recalled how that felt as this was what a much younger me would have fallen into doing. I would not have in place a business plan, a business journal, or a strategy for revenue streams. Setting goals and keeping them is vital. It gave me balance as well. Setting hours just like any other job gives us time for the self as well.

“Goals are set by desire. We must want something enough to reach towards it. From the beautiful mind of Henry van Dyke: “Where you find a flower, you know there must have been a seed. Where you find a river, you know there must be a spring.” To have a divine ambition is a wonderful thing. And to want to achieve it is having someplace to go!” From Pathways, by Joyce Hifler.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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