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1. True Purpose

Why are we doing this?”

You start with a rough idea:

We need to move to a bigger house, because we need more space to grow as a family.
The goal of this phase is to find a clear, concise purpose statement:

The purpose of improving our living space is so that our daily lives can flow with ease and joy and peace, and getting rid of useless clutter is one simple way of doing that right now.

Think broad and dig deep

This is a two-step process to clarify your purpose.

  1. List all reasons that come to mind without censorship.
  2. Dig deeper into the ones that feel important by asking “Why?” again.

Check in With Your Fears

Fear and Shame are a powerful blinders, and very often stop us from seeing the most direct path to reaching our true purpose.

Examples:

  • I am afraid of looking like a failure.
  • I am afraid of trying hard, because if I fail my (friends|colleagues|family) will think less of me.
  • I am afraid of change.

Re-evaluate the Project

Now that you’ve found your True Purpose, and named your fears, is the project you had in mind initially the only way of accomplishing it?

(hint: the answer is always “No, there are other ways.”)

Before proceeding, answer this:

“What if I couldn’t what I initially planned to do. What would be three other ways of accomplishing the True Purpose?”

Then choose either the initial project, or one of the alternatives.

You’ve found your True Purpose and the right project to move it forward.

MY TRUE INNER BEING HAS FAR MORE POTENTIAL THAN EVER RELIZED

2. Principles & Constraints

You start with a vague set of priorities (different for each person), and a vague set of constraints.

The goal of this phase is to have a concrete shared list of principles and constraints, that everyone can commit to and honor.

Principles:
  1. Make do with what we have.
  2. Fewer better things.
  3. Do not assume we "need to have X".
Constraints:
  1. We will be done two Sundays from now.
  2. We will spend no more than $250.

Core Principles

What’s important to each of you?
Can you answer this question:

"I would give other totally free reign to do this as long as they ____ARE SAFE_________."

As always, list first without judgement.
Then clarify and organize.

NO CONSTRAINTS AND NO LIMITATIONS

Inviolable Constraints

What constraints will you commit to?
What firm deadline?
What firm budget?

Keep in mind that constraints are a part of life. You can either leave them vague or state them clearly, but they are there. Completing a project is much more difficult if you don’t have any clear constraints.

Quotes on Constraints

“The human race built most nobly when limitations were greatest and, therefore, when most was required of imagination in order to build at all.”
― Frank Lloyd White

“I decided to write a song based on the first thing I saw upon opening any book… I picked up up a book at random, opened it, saw “gently weeps,” then laid the book down again and started the song.”
― George Harrison

i HAVE BEEN HOLDING MYSELF BACK MY WHOLE LIFE, AND NO MORE.

3. Outcome Envisioning

“What do we want?”

The goal of this phase is to have a clear, concrete image of what “wild success” looks like.

Gather Inspiration

Find or create images that evoke (not necessarily explain) what success will look like.

Dream

Quite simply, close your eyes and daydream.
Refine your dream by asking questions.

If you’re working with someone, take part in each other’s dream:

  1. One person is designated the Dreamer.
  2. The other people are the Actors.
  3. The Dreamer starts with “This is what you see…” and describes the scene in words.
  4. The Actors ask questions about the scene. “What do I see on that wall?” or “What happens when I do this?”
  5. After a time, a new person is designated Dreamer, and the process repeats until everyone feels the vision is real.

These examples are regarding a physical space, for simplicity. But the same procedure applies for imagining a software interface, or a new manufacturing process, say.

4. Current State

“How are things now?”

The goal of this phase is to see, really see, the state of things as they are now.

This may seem like the easiest part, but it’s the most emotionally challenging. That’s because you’ve been dreaming up until now, and the gap between what you imagine, and what you see, can be quite painful.

5. Brainstorming

“What are some ways we can accomplish this?”

The goal of this phase is to produce as many ideas as possible.

Idea List ( ideas so far)

Gather as many people as you can for this stage, to get as many ideas as you can.

Start throwing ideas out there as they come.

Four simple Rules:

  1. Focus on Quantity.
  2. Withold criticisim.
  3. Welcome unusual ideas.
  4. Combine and improve ideas.

When you start slowing down, use the techniques below to generate even more.

CONTINUE TO RESEARCH, INVESTIGATE AND TO SEEK COUNSEL FROM THOSE WHOM ARE WISER THAN I.

JUST GO WITH THE FLOW, KEEP A JOURNAL AND DOCUMENT WHAT HAPPENS.

INITIALIZE SOME CONTROLED EXPERIMENTS WITHIN A STRUCTURED AND SAFE LAB SITTING

Creativity Techniques

USE WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO ME

KEEP UPDATING AND REVIEWING MY JOURNALS

NATURE, CHILDHOOD, FATHER, INNOCENCE, NORSE, VIKING BACKGROUND, DENMARK,SECRET RITUALS, SECRECY OF MY FATHER

NOT FITTING IN AS A CHILD WITH MY OTHER SIBLINGS

WHO AM I REALLY
FOR i AM FAR MORE THAN I REMEMBER, STRONGER, MORE INTELLIGENT, NO LIMITS, NO BOUNDS, ABLE TO DO ANYTHING
WHO AND WHAT KIND OF PERSON, AM I TO BECOME, AND WHOSE CHILD AM I REALLY

WHO ARE MY SPIRIT GUIDES

6. Next Actions

Visible, physical actions.

Start with general groupings, break it down until you get to “surely doables”, then stop.

When you’re done planning and ready for action, you can move this card to the top for convenience.

Overview

Once you’re done brainstorming, determine the very next physical, visible actions needed to move the project forward. Include who’s responsible by @tag.

i REMEMBER As a child always being concerned that i was going to hurt someone with my powers

WHY DIDN’T I FIT IN WITH MY SIBLINGS

NEED MORE INFORMATION

greekgenius1122@gmail.com

WHAT EXACTLY AM I CAPABLE OF, WHAT ARE MY LIMITS, AS WELL AM I BEING MONITORED AND OBSERVED LIKE I FEEL THAT I AM, OR IS IT IN MY MIND OR SUBCONSCIOUS. IN ADDITION WHOM CAN I REALLY TRUST.
COULD I BEEN IN A COVEN OF SORTS, DEPENDING UPON HOW ONE DEFINE THE WORD.

EARLIEST MEMORY

WHAT WAS I LIKE AS A CHILD

This is meant to be a living plan, not a static one. Keep revisiting and redefining each section, as much as necessary. If problems arise, revist. If project gets stuck, revisit. At whatever level necessary.