I was having coffee with a friend this morning and he asked a, what at the time, seemed an innocent enough question. “What will your life look like in 2013 – your job, career and personal life?” Well, it seemed an easy question to answer – on the surface!
Like an iceberg the devil is in the detail (or in the case of an iceberg – what is below the surface of the water. Ask the captain and designer of the Titanic!) The question has given me cause to pause. I have the tools to help me, courtesy of hypnosis programs – Productivity Engineering, Effective Goal Setting and Procrastination Elimination. That’s OK, but what am I going to use the tools on?
What do I mean by that? Mostly we skim along on the surface in life. Suviving day to day. We have a job that pays the bills, but may not satisfy. Mostly our desires and hopes are hidden below the surface – what we truly want that is in alignment with our values and truth.
In his book “Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”, Robin Sharma asks a great question: “” Jonathan,” he began. “I like to say that what we all need to do is look ahead five years and predict what things in our current life we most regret. Then we must take actions today to prevent those regrets from being realised.””
Dr Neil Fiore comes at the question from a different angle. He asks in his Productivity Engineering and Effective Goal Setting, what will our goals & life look like in five years time?
Both are valid questions. These questions in conjunction with my friends question all happening at the same time have caused me to pause. To re-evaluate my life. To re-evaluate my goals and desires. Am I working towards what I truly desire within my heart? My true authentic self? Do I have the courage to embrace my fears and do what I truly desire?
The first challenge is to determine what I truly desire. What is in alignment with my Truth, my true authentic self? Something to work on in the coming weeks before the New Year really gets going. Though it is never too late to begin! 🙂
Do you know what you truly desire? Do you know what your true authentic self look like? Do you know what you want your life to look like in five years time? Do you have the tools to help you? Do you know how to use those tools?
Until next time…..