September 22, 2009 in Values
Where do you start when creating your day?
Begin where you are, not where you wish you were, or think you should be. I tweeted the previous thought a couple of days ago, and thought I was done. But, the universe has a way of stepping in and saying, “Not yet, Georgia.” Over the course of the weekend, and throughout the day today, I have been reminded of this while conducting the last session of my workshop, attending services on Sunday, in two classes today, and during my mastermind group call. So, it must mean I need to take more action on this thought.
Beginning where you are requires you to look deep within yourself to find the truth of who you are and embrace it. In my class today, one of my fellow coaches said she didn’t know who she is. I was surprised, and wanted to reach out and embrace her because I heard real confusion. As I reflect on it, I am not surprised by her statement. Finding the truth of who you are is one of the most challenging things I have worked on over the last year. And, I’m still contemplating that question daily, creating my “To Be” list at the beginning of the day, right before I create my “To Do” list.
Beginning where you are is really a state of being, who you are today, in this present moment. You are perfectly aligned with your world, and ready to grow and build from there. You are able to look at the outcome you desire in any situation, and who you need to be in order to respond effectively. You begin to live intentionally, and achieve the goals you set to get you to your vision, and fulfill your life purpose.
When you try to begin from where you think you should be, you are looking externally at what has been defined for you by the media, family, friends and many others. This may or may not ring true with you as you consider your values and what you hold as a priority for you in life. If it does not, it will create a dissonance you will find difficult to live with.
Finally, it is almost impossible to begin from where you wish you were. Wishing is a dream without action.
What techniques do you use to find the truth of who you are, and create alignment? Please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.