20 Jan Where are you now?
Stop! Take a deep breath. I know everyone around you is doing something, going somewhere and you may not be sure where you are going; however, you tell yourself, “I must do something, the world is watching.” Stop the madness; stop doing something just for the sake of doing something. You must focus your energy to do what is important and relevant.
Ask yourself these five questions:
- What do I want to do with my life?
- What do I want to accomplish this year?
- What do I want to have?
- What do I want to be?
- What are the talents I want to develop?
Answer these questions truthfully and you will start to find your way to achieve your goals.
“Where are You NOW?”
Now is the starting point, the current landscape of where you are.
Before you can start to take steps toward your goals, you will want to know where you are right now. Put your high level of awareness in gear. You will
want to examine the landscape of your life and what it looks like in the present moment. Only then can you begin to move forward.
So, pull out your map. Start where you are. Do you know where you are now, what is your position on the map?
In actuality you have 2 maps — the map of your life which is the much grander map, the big picture. And then the smaller map, which focuses on a smaller area and brings it into greater focus; this map represents one segment of your life. These two maps must be in sync.
Let’s talk about the map of your life and the map of your life goals. Beginning today what are the goals for your future? One year from now____________, two years_____________, three years ________________, ∞ years (life-time goals).
It is important that your visions and goals are in harmony with your values and your overall life vision. If they are not, then you need to make adjustments to bring yourself into alignment with your deepest values. Are you willing to do what it takes to get what you want? Do you know how you will get there? Map out your strategy. Pick your path. What is your life purpose/mission? What is your vision for your life?
When I was young and inexperienced, I thought I was the architect of my life, my future. As I’ve grown older and wiser, I see myself as a sculptor. To have the life I want, I have to do a lot more than just designing. Every day I have to do a lot of hammering, chiseling, scraping and polishing in order to shape and form my life into the life I want it to be.
The possibilities for your future are limitless. Let’s step in that vision.