My Vision for 2012: Knowledge Prompt #3

My Vision for 2012: Knowledge – Prompt #3

How would you like to increase your knowledge in 2012? Journal your goal(s).

See below for inspiration from the Studio Tangie Design Team!

Create your page based on this prompt, upload it to your favorite gallery such as the gallery, or your blog, or, and then link it to this blog post so we can give you lots of praise!

About Knowledge – Prompt #3

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by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

When I introduced the theme of Knowledge for February here, I offered various reasons for continued learning as adults. I also asked, “What is your vision for increasing your knowledge in 2012?” Now is your time to answer that question after we’ve had a few weeks to warm up with Prompt #1 Reading List, and Prompt #2 Book Smarts vs. Street Smarts.

If you are stumped with where to start answering such a broad question, you might try the online,  interactive Personal Mission Statement writing tool at Franklin Covey which helps you define what you want to stop procrastinating on, what you want to incorporate into your life, and most importantly how you will constantly renew yourself. For instance, from my own Mission Statement:

I will constantly renew myself by focusing on four dimensions of my life:

  • exercise
  • prayer
  • reading
  • friends

I’ve already created my page for this prompt, or else I would then journal about these four dimensions, and create a page based on how important these items are to me, and how I want to increase my knowledge of exercise (such as Yoga), my knowledge of prayer ( and spirituality), my knowledge of reading (I’ve decided to read more this year), and my knowledge about friendship.

You are probably thinking, “Yeah, yeah, but when am I going to find the time for actually fitting all this new knowledge learning into my schedule?”

You are going to love this! I’ve done the legwork on How to Make An Action Plan, and How to Prioritize Your Time. Just read on.

Make An Action Plan

Source: via Julie on Pinterest


Action Plan Graphic by Action Planning by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist

Studies have shown that people that write their goal along with a written action plan have a 51% chance to achieve it. Compared to those that do not write their goals, they have a 43% chance of achievement.

You’ve created your mission statement from Franklin Covey (link above), and defined your goals for increased knowledge. Now, you have to map out what must go right in order for you to meet your goal(s). Another critical step is to set a due date. I always seem to achieve a project finished when I am assigned a due date, so this is a step that makes a lot of sense although one might be tempted to skip assigning a due date. I highly suggest setting a reasonable due date.

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Prioritize Your Time to Achieve Your Knowledge Goals


Inspiration for Knowledge – Prompt #3

Valentina aka zotova

Kits: Layla In La La Land {Collab Tangie Baxter and Rebecca McMeen}, Hand Cut Collage Fodder: Hearts by Tangie, Dance Like Everyone Is Watching By Tangie, Silhouette {Collab W/ DeCrow Designs} By Tangie, Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Happenstance By Tangie, Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Pause By Tangie, Up, Up & Away By Tangie, {The Spark Project} Arsenic And Old Lace The Kit By Tangie, Fonts:  Dinah [Art Journaling Font] By Tangie, Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 18} Apprentice Art Box Edition By Tangie, March Hare [Art Journaling Font] By Tangie


Jo Ann aka Spun Monkey

Credits: Tangie Baxter – Flora Finery collab with Sherrie JD, Shadow Box Workshop Buildable Art Journal, Art Journaling Font Tweedledumb, Queen of Cakes collab with Holliewood Studio, Journal Anthology 7, Ultimate Art Doll collab with Sherrie JD, This Little Piggy, Being Me, Virtuosity


Julie Ann

Credits: all by Tangie – The Spark 2 Project Greatest Curiosity Complete Bundle, Art Journal Caravan 2011 Dot Dot Dot, Art Stomp Collab with Roben-Smith, Glittershapes – Large, What Rapture, Penned Bundle – Prose, Art Journal Caravan 2011 Parcel 26; Font: Art Journaling Font March Hare; Paperworn Journal Style


Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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