Subject: Celebrating the Journey: Step Four: Rolling Out Your Role’s Goals

Welcome to Celebrating the Journey!
Friday, February 28, 2003
Issue #107


1. Welcome Notes
2. Step Four: Role goals
3. Coaching: Roll Out Your Own Role Goals
4. Quotes for the Journey
5. Celebrating Out Loud
6. Humor: The Bible in 50 Words

1. Welcome Notes

I was blessed with being at a Joan Baez concert last
night. Her grace, humor and commitment to actively
taking a stand for peace are crystal clear reminders of
the importance of living our lives based on our own
values, our own purpose, our own dreams, even
when others may not agree with or support us.

In line with that, I am altering the intention of CTJ just
a bit. My intention has been to publish CTJ on a
weekly basis. I have been more successful at this at
some times than at others. There have always been
great “reasons” for the weeks there was no CTJ.
However, as Werner Erhard said, “Perfection is a state
in which things are the way they are and are not the
way they are not. As you can see, this universe is
perfect. Don’t lie about it.”

Today I make choices rather than having reasons,
accept the perfection of what is rather than lying
about it. From now on Celebrating the Journey will
be published MOST Fridays. Actually, that’s what has
been happening. I’m just bringing my intention in line
with the reality!

The tree outside my office window has grown fresh
green leaves seemingly overnight as spring
approaches. My azaleas are blooming, and the
hummingbirds have returned, hovering demandingly
around the feeder which they abandoned only a
couple of months ago. It is a morning of invitation.
What does this day invite you to be and do?

This is the fifth in a series of eight issues on The
Seven Steps to Successful Goal Setting. You can read
the previous four, and all past issues of CTJ, at

2. Role Goals

A goal is a specific and measurable result you want to
achieve within a specific time frame. It directs you
toward a result, an achievement, a destination,
something definable you haven’t yet experienced in
your life.

It is common knowledge that having clearly defined
goals is one of the most, if not THE most, important
distinguishing characteristics of highly effective
people. People with clearly articulated and written
goals achieve far more than those without.

Goals in and of themselves, however, are not enough
to create freedom and fulfillment in your life.
Fulfillment and true satisfaction come from
achieving a goal which is aligned with and fueled by
our values. When our goals are grounded in what is
most important to us, what we value, our purpose,
there is a flow and integrity to our lives and a deep
sense of fulfillment, gratification and wholeness in our
hearts and minds.

3. Coaching: Roll Out Your Own Role Goals

You now know what’s important to you. You have a
vision of how you want your life to be. You’ve
chosen your theme for the year. You’ve identified the
roles you play in your life.

Now… Based on those values and that vision,
channeled in that theme, outlined by those roles,
what are your goals for the year to come?

Begin answering this question by writing each of
your roles at the top of a separate sheet of paper or
journal page. Then on each sheet, list the areas of
your life related to that particular role.

For example, the role of Volunteer might include
hospital, church, children’s school, son’s soccer team.
The role of your own manager or coach usually
includes topics like education, fun, skill building,
health, spirituality.

Finally, for each role, list the goals you have for this
year in these areas. Listen to your intuition here. This
isn’t about figuring out your goals from the outside
in. It’s about letting them make themselves known
from the inside out.

If you’re stuck, look at the example of this process on
my website at

This is not a test! No one will see this list but you. Let
go of all the shoulds (if you can’t shift your attitude
from should to desire, cross it off!), let go of the goals
you’ve been carrying on your back for 10 years and
never achieved (they’re the stone around your neck
that can drown this whole process), include the
visions with which your intuition has been nudging
you (even if they don’t “make sense”).

Have at least one goal for each role. Keep your lists
handy this week and add to them as new goals
appear. Don’t worry about having too many goals.
We’ll prioritize and refine your lists in the weeks to

Get those role goals rolling!


It’s the little things you do that make the big things
Michael Dooley

Where your attention goes, you go.
Gary Zukav

And it isn’t the thing you do, dear,
It’s the thing you leave undone
Which gives you a bit of a heartache
At the setting of the sun.
Margaret Sangster

The question is, “What’s more important — your goal
or others’ opinions of your goal?”
Peter McWilliams

5. Celebrating Out Loud

The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
Oprah Winfrey

Celebrate the events, miracles, blessings,
achievements, gifts of your life with us at

February 16: With gratitude and joy, Richard
Baumann celebrates the healthy birth of his 4th
grandchild, Mason Frederic Kratochvil. The arrival of
a new being on this planet brings hope and joy to us
all. Thanks Richard, and congratulations!

February 27: I celebrate 17 years clean, sober, and
abstinent. My recovery from alcoholism, drug
addiction and an eating disorder continues to be the
base for my miraculous and blessed life. Thank you
all for being a part of it!

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road
and celebrate the journey!
Fitzhugh Mullan and Barbara Hoffman

6. Humor: the Bible in 50 Words

A short walk through Christian history.

The Bible in 50 Words

God made, Adam bit, Noah arked, Abraham split,
Jacob fooled, Joseph ruled, Bush talked, Moses
balked, Pharaoh plagued, People walked, Sea divided,
Tablets guided, Promises landed, Saul freaked, David
peeked, Prophets warned, Jesus born, God walked,
Love talked, Anger crucified, Hope died, Love rose,
Spirit flamed, Word spread, God remained. Amen.

Give yourself the gift of creating value based goals
this week, and as always, Celebrate Life!

Namaste, Margo

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardinl

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