Moving closer to knowing what you want

Posted on 13. Oct, 2009 by in Life Coaching

Accepting where you are on your journey or process of change is a little like climbing at high altitude and “puking” just to relieve the constant nausea of unrelenting discomfort! (read Girl !mpact blog – the girls reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, Oct 6th). It’s not an easy process and the discomfort is real and not necessarily pleasant.  However, when you are steady, focused and know you are on the right path, then to strategize your next move (step 4) is easier.

Whatever stands before you is just something to navigate around or through and possibly a sign that you are more empowered to make a choice that will keep you on your path.  Strategy is the art of facing your foes and creating a flow of movement that generates a greater capacity to reach success.  Your next move may be small, targeted, grand or simplistic. What matters here, is the choice you make and the decision to follow through.  It’s easy to say “I will do this” and not take action; than it is to do the action. It’s the doing that creates a shift, one that brings new energy, new learning and the next natural step.

In strategizing your next move; it’s important to listen, pay attention and feel whatever it is that is coming up. Anyone have trouble with the last part – feeling and acknowledging those feelings? I know this because my ambitious nature just wants to get there already!  I might skip the last part; consequently like moving over a slippery rock, out of sync with what is grounding and real for me.  So when we start creating the strategy, it’s important to validate the experience and feelings that come up.

A strategy is the action, move, or tool in the formation of a plan. There may be multiple strategies to assess, try and move with; and each one fits into a plan. A plan can be simple, complex, short, long, whatever you want it to be. Point is, without one, you are a lonely soul climbing a very big mountain.  Set up and write out the plan (step 5).

Let’s say the plan is for you to start your own business or live a healthier and more harmonious lifestyle (you say, I kind of know I want this). Would you just jump out of your current life and start implementing the necessary changes without knowing what specifically you want to create? It might be wise to consider, what type of business is best suited to your passion, skills and purpose or what a healthy and harmonious lifestyle looks like for you. Every single person will have a different permutation on this. So get some perspective and discover what is it you know about yourself and create from that.

Write down everything.  There is power and something real in this. Writing is action, it’s movement, it’s your thoughts, ideas and expression concretely on the page. When you write out your plan it’s becomes your road map. “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn

Now take your road map and start using it. More about tweaking the plan in my next post.

Are you moving closer to knowing? If so, share with me what step you are at and what is working for you.


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