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"Results Derived from Within"
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First Step to Building the Life that you Really Want
I went on a professional retreat, in the form of time at the
beach to reflect. There
were no phones, computer, email or any business
responsibilities for six days.
It was initially difficult to do (the laptop and treo
were intentionally left at home) but the benefits of the
time for deep thought and reflection were huge.
you struggling with your career or current “place” in
life? If so, I
strongly suggest that you take some time for reflection.
Each of us can carve out two hours of quiet time, somewhere,
you get there, if you need some help reflecting, ask
yourself this one question, over and over again, at least
ten times: “What do I really want?”
Write each answer down on paper.
Dig deep, don’t stop, don’t get side tracked,
push yourself to answer the question ten times and write
each answer down. Whew….that
was a tough assignment.
But hang on, we are not finished. Do the same
exercises again within a three week period and this time do
it with a partner (a spouse, a friend, a coach).
Have your partner play the “devil’s advocate”. You ask the question “what do I want?” and answer it.
Then your partner asks you “what is preventing you
from having that?” Ten times!!!
you do? My supposition is that your final answer to both
questions was very specific and most probably about: living
your values, using your strengths or doing some thing that
is of great interest to you.
The first and sometimes most difficult step to making
a choice or solving a problem, is to define exactly what it
is that you REALLY want.
This technique of asking the same question multiple
times is useful in any problem-solving situation. Deciding
on what you want and defining what is your goal is the first
step to a successful outcome.
several newsletters will address helpful hints, tactics and
suggestions for getting you positioned to live the life that
you sincerely want. Congratulations,
you have taken a huge step towards Deriving
Results from Within.
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