So how was it? All answers are acceptable, though I’m hoping for answers including challenging, revealing, helpful, insightful, wonderful and/or “Becoming”.
On this edition of “Becoming Today”, we’ll continue our seasonal realignments, focusing on putting our answers into action.
I promised it would involve some work, but if you were not willing to accept the challenge, then I suspect you wouldn’t be reading this now. Now you’ve done the work, devoted some time and are being honest with yourself. I pray you asked for the guidance and the support needed, and am trusting the enlightenment you desired has come to light.
Now it’s time for more work…
Since you have gained insight into who you really are and what is most important to you, you can put those answers into action. Develop and fine tune your goals, aspiration and desires.
How do you begin that? By asking and answering some more questions.
Before we begin, keep in mind right now the “how” does not matter. You need to define who you are? Where you are going? And why do you want it? The how things will happen, just like the times when, will work themselves out or be revealed at the right moment. Remember God is in the details.
Eight Questions to Forecast Your Season
- Is the focus of my “Becoming” something I truly desire?
It needs to be about you, for you and from within. To qualify your answers also take note of these inquiries. Am I pushing myself to be something I’m actually not? Am I being something I’m not just because others expect it of me?
- Who will I have to become in order to make my goal a reality?
You already know unlike the song you can not remain the same. So now is the time to focus on affecting positive impactful and effective methods of change. This could involve thought processes such as what must I do differently? Write out your revised goals and review them daily. Take small steps. Set achievable tasks for each day along the way. Change is inevitable and necessary. You realize you can not keep doing things the same way over and over and expect different results. Sound familiar? So even though Einstein never actually said it, focus on sanity anyway.
- What have I done in the past to try and achieve this goal?
Did you have success? If so, how do you make it happen again? If not, determine what you need to do differently. Develop new strategies that are more in line with who you are “Becoming”. Release the past, let go of old ways and focus on building momentum forward and upward.
- What are your “whys”?
Continue asking yourself “why” you want what you want. Why is it good? Why will it improve your life? Why is it of benefit to the greater good? Why aren’t you making progress? Why are you feeling better about yourself and circumstances?
- What will you have to give up in order to make your “Becoming” a reality?
In order to receive you have to make room for it. To quote an odd insurance commercial, “if there is no place to siany times we need to release parts of our past. This can include identities, relationships and for some physical belongings. All can contribute to limiting us and contribute to keeping us from our goals.
- What’s stopping you?
In answering this question you’ll discover what’s preventing you from taking action. Often a habitual response. Somewhere along the way you trained yourself to accept less, or make do. Take the limits off. Open yourself to opportunity and possibilities. It’s time to shift your attitude into high gear and believe in yourself and who you are truly “Becoming”.
- What does your success look like?
Having a clear picture of what life will look like for the future you is essential to assisting you in achieving your goals. It is a great motivator to be able to clearly see who or what your “Becoming”. Some may try vision boards, for others just keeping the image top of mind, in their hearts or reinforcing the picture by writing or speaking about it is a great motivator. Visualize your success creating clarity to sharpen your focus.
- Will this choice move me forward or keep me stuck?
We all have choices we must make every day. More than likely every hour. Keep this in mind and come to understand the ramifications of these actions. Will skipping a step aid your progress? Or cause you to trip? Is this better than that? Yes it may be harder, that way, but I never said any of this would be easy. So refresh yourself and get ready to take renewing actions.
Consider these questions carefully. If you want clarification, care to add to the discussion or contribute comments, post below. If you prefer to send a private communication, click over to the Contact Page for an easy to use submission form.
Tomorrow we’ll review this week’s progress and continue to focus on how each of us is beginning to Spring Forward!
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