Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dandelions Know It!



WE ALL KNOW the single intention of dandelion poofs -- to cover the entire world with their presence, and, no, they do not care if it's in your green, green lawn. They are totally committed and focused on that intent. They know what they're supposed to do and they do it.

You may recall I've been invited to be a presenter at a writer's conference this fall (topic about blogging and internet presence). Well, we all know how big a field that is, and when I think about all the information I could share in 90 minutes, I knew I needed to narrow the field and the focus.

Which reminds me of something I once read. This individual, a speaker, said that every time she got up in front of a room, she had a single intention for the session of the seminar. A three-hour session was formed from one sentence: the intention.

Everything else was culled, it's not that the idea isn't a good one, it just doesn't fit this intention. That's simplifying, isn't it? And clarifying. And bringing the overwhelming into the manageable.

Funny thing, just like dandelions bursting out, I have ideas bursting out as I see the value of having a single intention for every other area of my life. Why can't I do that every morning when I get up? Establish the single intention for that day. Or maybe even expand it to the overall single intention of my week...or the next 90 days.

I've always loved dandelions, even when I see a perky yellow head in my green, green lawn. I love their spunk and determination. I could learn something from them. Hope you can too!

Here's wishing you a beautiful, purposeful day!

 




4 comments:

  1. see my facebook post today about vision boards-they give you a focus...in colorado dandelions grow wild in the mountains and make beautiful pastures.

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  2. Your post made me think about how I will tackle my day tomorrow.Thank you!

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  3. What a great idea, to get up in the morning and focus on a single intention.
    I'm going to try that.
    Tomorrow my intention will be to smile at each person I meet.

    (when you were younger, did you put the yellow dandelion under your chin?)

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  4. I've always enjoyed dandelions too; they are always one of the first flowers in the spring and are everywhere. Now when I see one I'll be reminded of their "spunk" and be encouraged by their one personal focus. Thanks for the new way to look at them!

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