Do you ever have those moments, when you’re alone, driving in your car, in the shower, or wherever you manage to find alone time, and you think, what the &*%$ am I doing? Maybe you have been going through a stressful season of life or work has been hard lately or your relationship with your spouse and you just come to the end of your rope. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve had many of those moments in the last 15 years or so. One of the reasons I love coaching so much is that I can draw from my past experiences, like those moments of questioning, to help clients find a breakthrough.
As I have shared many times, we are living in a world filled with distractions. Phones, tv, kids, work, etc, there is always something trying to get us to look over here or do this or that! These distractions take us away from our mundane lives and give us just enough to get by. Often in our lives, it’s not until it gets really bad or something major happens that we get to that point of questioning everything. It could be the death of a loved one, or a messy breakup, or getting let go from your job.
The real question is, why are we not doing something about our lives before the crap hits the fan? Why are we not being intentional, and actually planning and executing our lives the way we want? Well for starters, nobody really does that. And if you do know someone who does, let’s be honest they are usually the overachiever that is just nuts about personal development, right? Always asking you “have you heard about this new diet? Or “Have you started your personal wellness journal yet?”. Or “How’s your exercise routine? I just started icy hot yoga spin class. Apparently, you do yoga whilst riding a bike. It’s supposed to be phenomenal!” Kidding aside, most people we know who actually seem to be happy, and doing what they want seem to be doing so much more than most mere mortals could possibly do that it makes even trying to seem pointless.
The thing is, it’s just a matter of discipline, isn’t it? And Priorities. To figure out your priorities you actually have to sit down and think. Like without your phone beside you, and certainly not while watching Netflix.
So instead of a few tips this week I want to leave you with a few challenges…
Sit for 3 min and ask yourself
“What do I want for my life in the next year, month, week”
When you have those answers, ask yourself “WHY”
When doing this think of your persistent child or nephew or any child between the ages of 5 and 12.
Go to 3-4 layers of WHY. Doing this will help you see the real reason behind your desires and help give you the motivation to accomplish your desires!
If you are still struggling to figure out what you truly want or how you are going to get there, reach out! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free discovery session. Honestly, what have you got to lose? Possibly the next 10 years of your life…