In our January 7th article of Leave the Ordinary Behind we looked at the importance of developing “Big Picture Thinking” (BPT); and we suggested you begin that journey by asking this crucial question of yourself…
What do I want more of in my life?
So I’m assuming you took a few minutes sometime during the last week to explore this question, and hopefully you came up with an answer or two. So now what?
Now that you’ve identified one or two important goals for yourself (remember, the urgent is rarely important, and the important is rarely urgent) you have to answer two more questions.
Have you wondered why it’s so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of daily living. Why it’s so easy to be consumed by the urgent, to the exclusion of the important. It’s a pretty simple answer actually. It’s because you spend all of your brain power thinking about the “what” and the “how”, and never ask “Why?”. Listen we all have those times in our lives when we just feel stuck. We may not be moving backward, but we sure aren’t moving forward. The quickest way to get unstuck is to remember “why” we do what we do. Hate your job? Then remember “why” you have the job (security for your family, shelter, food, maybe a vacation every now and then). The “why” is empowering. The “why” is inspiring. The “what” is routine, but the “why” is motivating. So once you determine what you want more of in your life, then ask yourself, “Why?”.
Are the things I’m doing now going to get me more of what I want later?
Some of the most frustrated people that I’ve ever worked with are the ones that know what they want, but don’t want to do what it takes to get it. Are you one of those ordinary people? Do you want to be ordinary, or do you want to leave the ordinary behind…forsake the good in pursuit of the best? If you want a shot at having more of what you want in 2015, then it starts by doing the things you have to do to get it now. Things like establishing the correct mindset, increasing personal awareness, developing self-discipline, and growing in knowledge and understanding.
Let me help
So here’s my call to action: stop putting it off, and begin to answer these questions today. Write them down. Pray about it. Talk to your family and closest friends about it. Then reach out to me. What I do with my clients is help them through this process, and support them every step of the way in their journey to get more of what they want. I believe in this process so much that I’ll give you the first coaching session free, and when you walk away you’ll have your 2015 action plan. And then, if you see value in a continued coaching relationship I’ll continue to walk with you through the year until we celebrate success and victory. I can’t wait to get started, so call/email/text/IM…
Here’s to an exciting 2015!!
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