If you read last week’s article (Are You Being Invited?), we talked about the power of YES. Affirm the bold stirring from within that urges you to create something new — Is it time for a job change?……. Feel like you can’t get organized?…… Is a relationship not working?….. Worried about the prospect of the empty nest?.… Or that other adult rite of passage, retirement. Whatever it is, you decide it’s time to acknowledge the dissatisfaction that’s been sitting in the pit of your stomach. This itch just has to be scratched. No more tolerating. The time is now. YES. It’s time to set an intention for new. I promised I would share what to do after you scratch that itch — the next steps to change, this week…..
Phase Two is all about gaining clarity specific to what that change IS. What it looks like. And that depends on where you want to end up. To get there, answer a few questions for yourself.
Take 15 minutes or so, and do a little stream of consciousness writing. If you don’t know what that is, drop me a line and we’ll work together.
- First question to answer — “What’s the issue?” What niggling thing keeps you awake at night? What do you complain about most with people you trust? Does this question ring true for you — “I feel that time is running out for ___?”
- “Imagine that you have what you want.” What do you see? Stream of consciousness again. Let your imagination soar, describe your deepest wishes. If there were no obstacles, what would you do? Tap into that place and let yourself dream.
- Next, answer for yourself — “What is standing in the way of getting what you want?” Is it other people? Is it financial worries? Is it loyalty to someone or something else? Is it inertia? List all of those roadblocks.
This is your work for the next week. To dig deep. Imagine that you are flying high. Make a note of all the stuff in the way. That’s it. Next week, Last Step, we’ll make the plan.