(Do you know what’s so neat about this title? – comment your answer. )
Last year I wrote my starting weight at the top of the first chapter (253.5 pounds). This year I got to write a different number – 227.0.
And if I stick to my intentions, next year the first number will very definitely be a one!
“No One Drifts to Success” is the title of the first chapter. As I’ve been pedaling and reading some other books in my gym library, this has been ricocheting around in my head. (The exercise bike is the easiest place to read, I find, so it’s my warm-up machine!)
Of course he asks the question “What is your one definite purpose in life — and what plans have you made to attain it?
I can’t determine one colour for my parachute, and I can’t really identify one definite purpose – except to move towards becoming the woman God created me to be – and that is in the process of becoming more definite. But…I can define some definite purposes for each of my colours. Together they will move me towards my definite purpose.
My yellow goal is to change my daily work and move into a paid teaching position. Although I have and am studying to teach ESL, I am not limiting myself to simply ESL. Teachers are trainers, encouragers, inspirers, mentors…. They share what they have learnt and are in the process of learning. This blog is kind of a teaching-learning process for me.
But the year is already one week old and all I’ve done is register for a “techie” course and start my final CERTSL course.
Here’s my plan for next week:
- Read Chapter one of What Colour is Your Parachute 2012 and do the head work asked of me.
- Work on week two of my CERTSL course and begin my first assignment.
- Register for a government sponsored job search program in my area.
- Check out the websites for companies I might like to work with – with the potential of using my teaching abilities.
I will post my RED plan over at the new blog, although that might not happen today! The other colours will have to wait for another post – and maybe a later date. There is only so much I can focus on at one time!
In the meantime, here’s a clue to the riddle at the top of the post:
What is a palindrome?
Have a great day, enjoy some planning time and get on with life! It is God’s gift to you every day!