Focus On 2011

2011 has officially arrived. A soft blanket of snow has covered the ranch, the ground is frozen and the air is crisp and clean. A new year presents the opportunity to all of us to reflect internally and consciously determine the road we follow. Over the past couple days I jotted down a few items for my plan of action in the coming year. What are you going to focus on?


  1. Thank the good Lord for the blessings bestowed upon you.
  2. Focus on family.
  3. Utilize your skills and talents to the best of your ability.
  4. Maintain a positive mental attitude.
  5. Help those less fortunate when able.
  6. Do your part to leave the country better off for the next generation.


  1. Share your personal story with civility and professionalism.
  2. Look for opportunities to build bridges.
  3. Challenge yourself to positively engage in communities outside your comfort zone.
  4. Learn to listen and discover.
  5. Find the joy in the journey.


  1. Buy only what you need, not everything you want.
  2. Prepare a budget and follow it.
  3. Maintain a diverse retirement portfolio.
  4. Prepare or update your estate plan.
  5. Make sure you have adequate insurance.
  1. January 1, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Those are great goals to have….thank you for being such a fantastic inspiration !

    • commonsenseagriculture
      January 1, 2011 at 8:53 PM

      Thank you Nancy. You keep up the great work this new year! I love what you are doing with your blog.

  2. January 1, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Excellent goals – so much to do it’s easy to focus on big things rather than little ones over time!

    • commonsenseagriculture
      January 1, 2011 at 8:54 PM

      Thank you Jan. Have a Happy New Year! The development of your blog has been a joy to watch.

  3. January 10, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who conveniently knows what they’re talking about on the internet. You certainly know how to bring an issue to light and make it applicable. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

    • commonsenseagriculture
      January 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM

      Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate your checking out my blog.

  4. January 12, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    I spend a lot of time looking for interesting blogs, but articles like yours are rare to find. Keep it up, you’re doing a very good job.

    • commonsenseagriculture
      January 14, 2011 at 12:41 PM

      I appreciate the kind words. Thank you.

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