This is our Japanese Daruma doll. During January, Daruma festivals are held in many cities in Japan. Dolls of all sizes and colors are purchased for good luck and prosperity. The armless and legless dolls are named for Dharma, the priest who founded Zen Buddhism.
Made of paper mache or wood, the eyes are usually unpainted when purchased. When goals or intentions are set, one eye of the doll is drawn on. Some Daruma dolls have a slot in the body where the written goal is inserted. As you work on your goal, the doll is a visual reminder.
January is the beginning of a new year and a fresh start.
Use this time to set your goals and plan for your success. Decide where you want to be in December and the steps required to achieve your goals.
At least once a year, Noel F. Williams and I review our personal and family goals. Together, we make sure our goals are congruent and align with each other. Our goals are written to keep us accountable. During the year, we support and encourage each other.
Reviewing our goals from the past ten years, we can see the progress we made and how our priorities changed. Our Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG) goals span multiple years and we track our progress.
Contact CyberLife Tutors to get back on track with your 2011 goals.
Click on the picture below to see our Daruma doll and how we planned our family and personal goals for this year.