Wednesday, January 3

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. ”
—Albert Einstein

Today’s Excerpt:

What gets in the way of what you want?

Explore intentions, goals, and systems for yourself.


  • What do you want?
  • What do you not want?
  • How would it feel to get what you want?


  • What is something you can do to get what you want?


  • What is likely to get in the way of what you want?
  • Can you change your physical or social environment to make it easier to get what you want?
  • What is an approach that works for you?

After you work toward your goal for a while, ask, “Is this really what I still want?”

Intention: I want more friends
Goal: I’m going to make two friends by the end of the school year
System: I’ll sit with other people at lunch

Intention: I want to feel healthier
Goal: I will eat foods that give my body energy and strength
System: I’ll keep fruits and vegetables I like in places they’re easy to see