Friday, June 17, 2011

19-B Where are you Going?

The topic for next week will be Creating your Life Plan.  What do you want from your future?

Hopefully you read the blog from Monday and have decided on a few big goals for your life.  It doesn't matter how long it takes you to reach your goals or if you zigzag along your path as long as you are focused on the goal or goals and are working towards that.

Earlier in the week, I was talking about a run on the beach and how it gave me the inspiration for this weeks topic.  At the halfway point of my run, there was a shell bed and I really wanted to stop and collect some shells to take home to my kids.  At that point, I had to decide which goal was most important and whether stopping progress on one goal was worth it to accomplish a secondary goal.  I had to be clear on what was most important for me at that time.  I continued my run and found some shells later.

By setting my goal and not letting the obstacles prevent me from accomplishing what I had in mind, I was able to feel good about my progress.  Just setting a goal and reaching it without having to work for it could have been a little boring, but by having the streams and shells in the way, it added some excitement.  Sometimes the obstacles that show up in our life are there for a reason and if we are able to embrace them, it can allow us to get more out of our goals.  By the end of my run, I was taking more chances with my path and it definitely added some excitement to what could have been just another run on the beach.

- What goals are most important to you right now?
- What are you willing to put aside if another opportunity shows up for you?
- Why do you think obstacles show up for you sometimes?
- What can you do to embrace any obstacles?
- What will your journey be like if you embrace everything life throws your way?

What obstacles have you overcome when working on a goal?  How did they show up for you?  Think about how the obstacles enhanced your journey and what they offered you.

Bonus Challenge:
Think outside of your normal comfort zone and push yourself to set one goal that will be a big stretch for you. Believe you are going to achieve this and make it happen!

Paul Coelho- Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he will never move.

Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye

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