This post is all about creating a new vision for yourself this Spring. After the winter that we have had, its great to shed all of the extra layers and to be able to slip out of the heavy boots to loafers and comfortable sandals. To feel the sun on our faces and examine where we are and where we want to go.
The last few weeks I have been focused on several areas of my life. First and foremost, I ask God to help guide me and give me the strength and discernment to do all that He desired for me. Then I focused on everything else; my business, my health, finances, family relationships and furthering my education. I have been working out consistently, eating well, and pouring lots of energy into my business. I want massive changes and growth, so that’s been a priority for me. I’ve also been focused on setting new financial goals and making some big plans for how I want to finish off 2015. My children, family and my friends continue to fuel me, as well as my coaching certification classes. All this activity and focus has absolutely sidelined my lovelife and I haven’t gone on not even one date. I haven’t even given it a thought. Look at where all my energy is going? Although I know I need to be a full person, which includes love, right now I have to prioritize the areas of my life that deserve my focus and energy. Dating and meeting new people is healthy and good for me, but just not right now. I can’t shift my energy yet to focus on inviting love when I have so much other things that demand my time.
So I want to encourage you to look at where your priorities are. Where are you putting your time and energy? What you focus on will grow, and it will show up in your life. What I do know is that your emotions and values do drive what you focus on and how you live your life. What are your emotions driving you to do lately?
What I realized is that my desire to be financially free and secure is driving all of my efforts right now. I have been a widowed mom for a while now and I love the idea of being able to determine my own trajectory in life. For me this means being a successful business owner and running a thriving business that affords me the opportunity to be available for my boys and to create a life that is awesome for the three of us. I’m also passionate about helping my clients actualize their vision. And I get totally jazzed when they gain insights to live their life full-out and in vivid color!
Using this easy self-assessment tool to help you, I want you to get a sense of where your focus has been. It doesn’t mean that things won’t change, but it’s going to help you get real with what you are focused on and prioritizing right now.
So let’s do this Spring version of the Wheel of Life Exercise. Download the Wheel of Life Template.
Just to give you an example, a completed wheel of life may look something like the one below. Download the Wheel of Life Template for you to try it out.
- Where are you spending your time and energy?
- What would it take to get you to a 10?
- What would you have to start doing, stop doing, or change?
- Are there shifts you need to make?
Getting clear is an important first step in the process of creating the life you want. You can’t move in the right direction if you are unsure about where you need to go. After you finish the exercise write down some specific changes you are going to make to shift over the next three months. Make them actionable and attainable, no lofty goals.
I would love to know how this exercise helped you. Post a comment below in the blog.
As always, thanks for reading.