Results of Yesterday’s Stillness

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Copyright 2015 Artisans Workshop Designs

In yesterday’s post we talked about sitting in Stillness for a time and then holding that feeling as we reviewed the goals we set for ourselves back in January. Then we talked about letting the goals perk in the back of our mind as we focused on peace, calm, and serenity throughout the day. We did this so we could connect our Still Small Voice with our goals so that we could hear the guidance as we then settled ourselves in the evening to tweak our goals as needed.

How’d you do?

I’ve found that one day isn’t enough to review my goals.

This review of my goals is too important to only give it a lick and a promise, or to think that a few hours is *good enough*. The rest of this year–which is a portion of my life!–depends upon well thought out goals and plans. This is way too important to dash it off and then move on to the next item on my To Do list.

In some areas of my life, good enough is indeed good enough. But not when the quality of my life depends upon it!

So, I’m repeating the 5 steps I laid out in yesterday’s post.

I’ve already meditated this morning and, as with yesterday, I’m focusing on maintaining peace, calm, and serenity throughout the day.

Today’s item that’s simmering on the back burner of my mind is thinking through the categories for goals. For instance, Jim Rohn has three categories: Economic, Things, and Personal Development. Michael Hyatt has seven categories: Health, Family, Marriage, Business, Financial, Recreation, and Spiritual.

In doing a simple search on the Internet, I’ve discovered systems of nine categories and another one of twelve categories, along with other systems of varying amounts of categories.

In the Internet search, I came across Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs–a Blast from the Past and my Psychology 101 days in college! The article I came across was on The Simply Psychology website. I thought it was a good article explaining this system, including the updates to it

I like the expanded version: Biological/Physiological needs, Safety needs; Love and Belongingness needs, Esteem needs, Cognitive needs, Aesthetic needs, Self-Actualization needs, and Transcendence needs.

I’ll be letting these categories perk in my mind as I go through the day today: I may want to combine some of these categories or further differentiate categories. Not sure yet, which is why I’m letting it perk!

How about you? What are your categories for your goals? Let me know in the comments below!

Also, please share this post with a friend. Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



3 thoughts on “Results of Yesterday’s Stillness”

  1. It was so interesting to review Maslow’s theory in the Simple Psychology article. There is much to ponder here. Thanks for guiding us in this direction.


    1. Hi Julie!
      Thank you for your comment. Yes, I agree that incorporating Maslow’s Hierarchy is an interesting way to set goals. It’s been helpful as a tool in evaluating my goals in a different light–one that I hadn’t considered before. It’s a subtle shading, but it’s giving me a slightly different perspective. Interesting! I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂

      How’s your mid-year goals review going? Let me know if I can help!

      Your Friend and Pep Pal,


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