As the first day of summer begins, we are reminded that seasons change and time marches on. How about you, are you moving forward?
When you identify that area of your life or health that you would like to change, the first step would begin by saying out-loud, what you would like to change. This is the first step of owning what you would like to change. To take another step in ownership, you will next have to determine how serious this area of concern affects your life. You can determine the seriousness of this area/condition by scaling it on a 1-10 scale (10 is the highest). Another idea would be to list the pros (good things) and cons (not so good things) about your present status/condition.
You can take the second step of ownership only if …
1. Your scaled number regarding your seriousness of condition is an 8, 9 or 10;
2. Your cons outweigh your pros regarding this area or your condition.
If neither of the above are true for you, then you will need to determine what would have to happen in you or your life for the next step of ownership to be true.
If the above ownership answers are true, then you can take the second step of ownership. As you step up, you may feel very confident and happy, or a little mixed feeling uncertain or anxious. If so, don’t worry, this is expected and normal.
The third step of ownership is, considering the reasons for your present lifestyle or health condition. What has led or caused you to be in this condition?
Moving Forward, Part 2 coming soon!