2010 intention review: update

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Good afternoon! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the hardest time settling in and getting a lot of real work done today. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s Monday, warmer outside, or what, but I’ve been kind of floating. Time to refocus.

Since there was such a great response to the Intention Letter (post one, post two) earlier this year, I want to let you all know that we passed the 100 day mark of this year over the weekend. So this week might be a great chance for us to revisit our 2010 Intention Letters and see how we are doing. I usually find that the majority of my growth is visible by November, so if you don’t find yourself accomplishing exactly 30% of what you set out to do, no worries. There is still plenty of time.

How are you doing so far? I’m off to re-read my letter right now. I’ll comment about my own progress in the comment section of this post so we can keep our little progress reports in one place.

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  1. Oh no! I was so excited when you posted this Jess, because it was just the prompt that I needed. I’ve been meaning to review my letter to myself recently…and then I went to find it on my flash drive and it’s gone! So sad! My computer kicked the proverbial bucket in February (right in the middle of planning our indie wedding show, no less), and I think this is the one document that didn’t get saved! Tear!

  2. Diane

    i actually reevaluated at the beginning of april and …i was quite pleased with some intentions. others not so much! i typed little notes underneath each one in a different color font and reprinted the letter, so next time i review i can track my progress a little bit better! i’m very glad i did one, thanks for sharing ūüôā

  3. Jill

    I am SO glad you posted this…

    I just looked it over and there are a couple little things that have certainly come to fruition, although they are gradual type “bullet points” so I suspect there will still be more to come as the year progresses. And one HUGE thing that I accomplished WAY earlier than I had anticipated. In fact it was listed as my “ultimate” accomplishment for the year and until I just read it I hadn’t realized I had put so much emphasis on it. So that is really exciting – and it’s also a good pat on the back that I needed today.

    One other fairly big goal I have in place to execute in June – it’s going to need planning and $$$ – but the funny thing is I had forgotten that was on the list too.

    I also have like one medium type goal that I started brainstorming on this weekend and kept shooting myself down on. Justifying that it wasn’t a good idea or that it wouldn’t be well received by others. So in my mind I had talked myself out of it… then I just read this that I wrote to myself: “Do what you don’t want to do!” Looks like I had included a trap for myself knowing that I would want to talk myself out of a few things.

    Thanks again for all the encouragement!

  4. Cathy

    I just crossed off the first thing on my list this weekend, running the St. Louis half marathon! This is my third half marathon, but first one in 3 years and since I’ve started working. The other 2 were during college. I just registered for the Chicago Rock n’ Roll half marathon (August 1) to prepare for another big item on my list….running my first marathon! I’ll start training for the Chicago Marathon (which is on October 10) in mid-June.

    I’ve made progress on a few other items and got a nice reminder about a few more things that I haven’t really done yet.

  5. Jess

    Okay, as promised, I looked over my intentions. Though it’s only been 100 days, there are a lot of things that I have really made headway on. Given that my focus this year was on more qualitative than quantitative intentions, it’s easier to “be” or “feel” certain ways than to reach specific objectives in terms of quantity.

    That said, I feel good about the direction I’m heading and I’m excited to continue to focus on the other more numerical goals going forward.

    Something I’m doing really well: launching the new business. Something I’m working on: decorating the bedroom and recognizing the happiness of others is also my happiness as well.

  6. Niki

    Hey Jess!

    So I didn’t have an intentions letter but I did make a list of goals for 2010 back in December. As I went back over these goals at the beginning of April I was sooooo surprised to realize that I have met 75% of my goals and great strides toward the rest. I’m naturally an anxious person, so from day to day, it’s hard for me to feel accomplished because I’m always worried about what I should be doing.

    Thanks for reminding us to reevaluate so we can stay focused!


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