Let’s travel back in time to take special note of every success, every powerful step, every time you “moved beyond” and claimed more of your deepest, truest, amazing self. If it helps, close your eyes and breathe. Walk through the years or events, relationships or jobs, or simply the every day moments on your life journey.
With the picture of you radiating in these “positive” situations, look more deeply at the human being who showed up as you. Get curious:
What qualities (courage, perseverance, compassion, …) did I exude?
What was my impact?
What is possible when I am at my best?
What happens when you get off-track, lose focus, or perhaps even forget to follow through on commitments? Maybe we’re talking about those commitments you make to yourself to practice new habits. Maybe it is a commitment you made to a dear friend or family member. Perhaps it’s a commitment you made in the course of a coaching session and you’ve arrived at your next session “empty handed”. It might even be a commitment you’ve made at work to your supervisor or a coworker.
What happens in you at these times? Are you prone to berating yourself, labeling yourself a failure, or even quitting? How is this working for you? Consider a few other options prompted by this short “new message to self”: Continue reading How Fascinating!
Who are you?
You are an amazing, living being with access to inner wisdom, intuitive knowing and unlimited creativity. You have within you all it takes to discern “next right steps” for your life and the ability to take those steps.
Who in your life sees you for who you really are?
Here’s the thing. Many of us don’t have that someone. Continue reading NCRW … what’s that?
Curiosity is powerful. As soon we think we know “the answer” to “it”, as soon as we apply the brakes, we have shut down our ability to learn and grow, expand and transform. As long as there is another question, another opening, there is room for more.
In what areas of life do you consider yourself an expert?
In what ways are you “satisfied”?
If you released the brakes, what more is possible?
If you got curious, what would you discover?
In case you hadn’t realized it, life has a HUGE component around “choice”. There is great freedom (and, yes, responsibility) in becoming aware of the choices we have and moving from old default behaviors or the victim stance to making personal, empowered choices.
Sometimes the hardest thing is believing we actually have a choice in the matter. Have you ever said things like: “That’s just what Moms do.” or “I could never let him down.” or “I have to do that.”? Or, what if the challenging situation is at work and your supervisor just gave you a task you absolutely don’t want to complete. No, you cannot say, “I really don’t want to do that. Can I do something else?” Choice? Continue reading Choice – Always!