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This has been a personal project to blog every day for a school year on goals and dreams. My hope was that I could find a group of people to work with me.

I was lucky enough to find a small, but sincere group of inspirational people to keep me company. We've been using Walt Disney's philosophies or creations as inspiration.

I am no longer blogging daily, but I am notified if comments are posted, and I'll be happy to keep the discussion going!

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Chopping goals into little bites for easy chewing.

Posted 03-11-2010 at 04:10 PM by Sandra Bostwick
Updated 03-11-2010 at 04:18 PM by Sandra Bostwick
To some people, I am a kind of Merlin who takes lots of crazy chances, but rarely makes mistakes. I've made some bad ones, but fortunately, the successes have come along fast enough to cover up the mistakes. When you go to bat as many times as I do, you're bound to get a good average. That's why I keep my projects diversified.
Walt Disney

I like this quote because, while I've never been able to accomplish what Walt could accomplish on his worst, laziest day, I do seem to be one of those who goes to bat enough times that I've hit a few runs.

A few runs with mostly misses AND a few of those face plants that leave anyone who witnessed it saying "THAT'S GOTTA HURT!"

Anyway, I've learned a few lessons from this blog project.

I think one of the biggest lessons is that goals can seem horribly oppressive if they don't have an end date that makes sense.

I think a goal blog would make more sense if it were a few months long, not a whole school year.

So, I would not necessarily call ths a mistake as much as a practice shot.

And to those who have stuck with it...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
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    I can't believe this will end on my birthday!!! Yikes!, LOL!!!
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    Posted 03-11-2010 at 05:24 PM by orionchika orionchika is offline
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    You have kept up like a trooper and inspired so many,, and many more that you may never even know about! You had many of us think and reflect and have shown many that even the smallest goal was worth pursuing! KUDOS to you my dear!
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    Posted 03-11-2010 at 05:26 PM by orionchika orionchika is offline
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    The inspiration works both ways, you know!
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    yeah what goes around what comes around plan and simple
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    It is funny, Todd, when I usually think of that phrase I think of something bad. I suppose it would be just as easy to think of it as something good returning to you.

    I've found that this formula works least when it comes to money and material things. The liars, cheats, and thieves DO seem to win out with matters of money or material things, but I'm starting to realize that maybe money and material things are not the big prize.

    I think when it comes to the issues that are hard to measure (like inspiration, courage, support, charity) THOSE things do seem to follow the rule that if you do good by helping others, good returns in some way.
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    Posted 03-13-2010 at 05:48 PM by Sandra Bostwick Sandra Bostwick is offline
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    yeah that it girl that what I mean.
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    Posted 03-13-2010 at 05:55 PM by TNTWheels TNTWheels is offline
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    When I re-read this... I was reminded of.... Remember when we were kids... and if you didn't like to eat something you either mixed it with the mashed potatoes (or something else) to get it to go down? I wasn't fortunate to have a dog at the table to feed my yucky food too, LOl!
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    HE HE HE! We did the same thing! There was also this ledge under my seat at the table, and I would pack food in there.

    Unfortunately, I did not think ahead to what happens to old food..................................
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    oh man you didn't hehehe I bet your parent was wonder what the smell was heheeh
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    Actually, they did. In hindsight it was pretty funny. I love when little kids try to pull a fast one, but they are just not experienced enough to know that they are making mistakes.

    The funniest example was a student who thought if the teacher can't SEE him, she can't HEAR him. He set off with a string of insults behind the cardboard barrier we use to help him screen out other visual stuff in the room, not thinking that if the teacher is across the table she can still hear him, even if she can't see him.

    Now THAT was funny! Talk about a "That's Gotta Hurt" experience!
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    I know what you mean hehehe
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