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Sep 08

Intention Behind the Goal

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Paying attention to the motivation behind the goals we set

by Katey Schultz

There are three things I’ve spent decades obsessing about: writing, hiking, and meditation. Recently, it occurred to me that I’ve also spent a lot of time and energy “setting goals” or “trying to do better” in these three areas. As an author and writing mentor by trade, I’ve had my fair share of experiences with trying to write 400 words a day, trying to complete a manuscript by New Year’s Eve, or even just promising to blog three times a week.

As an avid backpacker, although I never identified as a “peak bagger” (someone who hikes simply to check off a list of high peaks they’ve summited), I have indeed gotten tunnel vision on long treks, forgetting that the path is the goal–not the next trailhead. And as a meditator, I’ve indulged in attempts at “streaks” where I meditate for X number of days without missing. I’ve set goals to meditate every day for one year, for just ten minutes. I’ve set goals to meditate every Sunday for two hours, all winter. Continue…

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Why art, why now?
Why art, why now? – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 05.03.18
The third in a three-part series about art, creativity, and the creative process by Katey Schultz I want to wrap up this three-part series helping writers and creative types “come at” their imaginations and their creative practices in new ways, by touching on a big topic. I began ...continue
Meditation and Revision
Meditation and Revision – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 05.01.18
The second in a three-part series about art, creativity, and the creative process by Katey Schultz Last time, I wrote about ways to Jumpstart Your Creative Flow, offering a few techniques I use to help engage my imagination and creative process. This time, I want to look at ...continue
Jumpstart Your Creative Flow
Jumpstart Your Creative Flow – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.29.18
The first of three articles on art, creativity, and the creative process by Katey Schultz Every week in my Into the Flash online class, I offer a mindful flow exercise. This is a mindfulness, meditation-inspired exercise that I design specifically for writers and creative types to help them ...continue

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