No Complaints – Great Big Dreams

by Lisa Call on December 19, 2007

in About Me

Monday I decided to take the 21 day challenge.

No complaints, criticisms or gossiping for 21 days. In a row. I complain, I start over. According to the new book based on the Complaint Free World it might take me from 4-8 months to accomplish this goal.

Monday went pretty well for my first day.

And then tuesday morning I got an email I’ve been hoping I get for the last few months. Back in October I tried to sign up for Christine Kane’s Great Big Dreams Retreat but it filled up as I was working through the registration process. I was bummed but I asked to be put on the wait list.

Sure enough, I got an email from Christine there was an opening for exactly what I had hoped for. I just bought my airline tickets and I’ll be headed to North Carolina at the end of this month.

I post a lot about my goals for my art career in my blog and in other places I track other goals in my life – financial, personal, family, etc. My desire for 2008 is to take a more holistic approach to my life and to think about how all of it ties together and make broader plans for how I will fulfill my own great big dreams.

I’m looking forward to starting down this path in a few weeks with Christine as I love her blog and her outlook on life.


Alyson B. Stanfield December 20, 2007 at 7:35 am

Oh, boy. Now I feel so guilty. I just posted a rant about Blogger sign-ins on my blog. Don’t read it! You’ll want to join in the complaints.

I’m so envious that you’re going to Christine’s retreat. But I very much look forward to hearing about it.

Natalya December 21, 2007 at 4:58 am

I am looking forward to hearing how your challenge goes and about the retreat which sounds fabulous…

Diane Clancy December 24, 2007 at 1:12 pm

Hi Lisa,

Great about the retreat … I have been thinking about this a lot since you first posted it. Is there any difference between stating how you want something and complaining about what you don’t have? Do either count as a complaint?

When a neighbor tells me something about her kids that she wants me to share with Susan, is that the same as gossiping about who is doing what?

I am very curious to know where the boundaries are – if there are any.

Thanks for this topic!

~ Diane Clancy

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