Charting Your Course
Life is like a road trip. To get from where we are to where we want to be, we first need to know where we want to be, or more precisely what we want. We have most likely been places we haven’t enjoyed or experienced what we don’t want. These experiences can actually help us gain clarity on what we do want and where we’d rather be. But, you can’t get to your destination if you don’t know what it is.
If you decide you want to go on a trip there are certain questions you need to ask yourself. First, what’s my destination? Where do I want to go? Why would I like to go there? What is my mode of transportation? Do I have a map or route to guide me there? What resources do I need to get there?
How do you begin to chart your course? If you are sitting in the middle of what you don’t want to experience, begin to think about what you would rather be experiencing, or your end destination, as if it were already here. How would that feel? What would that look and sound like? Why do you want it? Write it down and begin to utilize your imagination to create it. Your mind doesn’t know the difference between fact and fiction, so put it to work for you to create what you want. Then begin to focus on and celebrate all the little things that are showing up in your life creating movement in the right direction. Take inspired action toward your destination. Determine if you would like additional support to shorten your trip and keep you on course to your destination. Since the joy is in the journey, remember to create fun and stop and smell the roses along the way!