Five Questions

Today I have five questions you can ask yourself when starting a new project or working on one of your big significant goals.

These questions are to help you find clarity, give you some direction, and inspire you to get started. 

There are no right or wrong answer, your answers are personal to just you. 

Grab your journal, some art supplies, a pen and pencil, and find a quite place to yourself to answer these five questions:

~ What do you really want to accomplish?

~ What's your plan?

~ What would be the fastest most direct way to accomplish your plan?

~ What are three major obstacles standing in your way, and what can you do to overcome them?

~ Are you on the right path to get there?

I also created a printable document with the five questions.  This document will give you space to work through each question, doodles to color and help relax your mind , and space to add your own. 

printable link

You don't have to answer them all at once, or in this order. Do what is comfortable for you. Once you have your answers, they should help guide you towards creating your plan and getting started on accomplishing your goal. 

How do you prepare when starting a new project?

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  1. Hi there! Hopping over from A Writer Muses and am a new follower!

    Love your blog - can't wait to read more:)


  2. This is wonderful Valerie, thanks for the reminder and for the space to work through the questions.

  3. excellent questions!
    just starting a new endeavor and these are a great way to analyze the plan and progress.
    thank you.

  4. I love these questions. I love that your blog pushes me to get to know myself better and examine my own life. When I start a new project, I do a lot of research and the ideas start to come together. I'm all about the planning and research phase.

  5. That's some great food for thought! And what an adorable document:)

  6. Great questions Valerie and I love the document! Off to print it now!

  7. Those are great questions to ask yourself every now and then! Just to make sure you're on track.

  8. Hmmmm, prepare? I usually just jump right in and figure out the bugs as I move along! ;) Often there is some trial and error involved, my girls are happy, they get all of my 'rejects'. ;) Perhaps your questions would eliminate some of that... thanks! :)

  9. Great list of questions! One of my big goals for the year is to be ready to quit my full-time job by the end of the year! So this worksheet is really helpful :)


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