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Suzanne Edminster, The Cows Come Home, acrylic combined media, 24" x 24"

Suzanne Edminster, The Cows Come Home, acrylic combined media, 24″ x 24″

Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that’s one of the hardest things to do because you don’t always know exactly where you’re going, and you shouldn’t. (George Lucas)

Are you, like me, mired in lists of goals? Worthy moral goals, health goals, art  goals? Notebooks, index cards, sticky notes? Urgent goals and long-term goals and goals for others?

Go ahead and write them up , then throw them out. Choose one to three do-able goals, then cut them in half. It’s ok to halve them again and again. For instance, I started this blog with wanting to ask for five goals, then I cut it to three.  I may only get two.  The object is to make the goals so small that you will actually do them.  Ridiculously, microscopically teensy-weensy goals that you can actually do this week, Monday through Sunday.

I’ll post my one to three goals in the comments section, then report on art progress next week.  What are your one to three ludicrously small and do-able art habits? Post them in the comments section– it adds a little accountability.  I’ll start with mine.  We offer a  big wet brush-full  of good wishes to all Caerus readers for 2013.

The great secret about goals and visions is not the future they describe but the change in the present they engender. (David Allen, author)

Suzanne Edminster

My 2013 Saltworkstudio classes start Sunday, January 27 in my new SOFA Backstreet Gallery studio!  Please join me… there’s currently a special offer if you sign up for all four of them.  I explain a bit about my work in this video.