At certain times in our lives, we may feel we are stuck or disappointed in where we find ourselves. There is a sense that something has to change, but we may not be sure about what it is. All we know is that where we are, isn’t where we want to be…
Rather than getting more and more frustrated and annoyed at the external environment and blaming other people, try bringing your attention to what is going on inside of you. This is where the answer lies.
This is a time for inner reflection, increased self awareness and seeing things from new perspectives. In taking time to pause you will ignite an inner spark for lasting change.
Here are the four areas that I talk about with my clients. (Adapted from the work of master coach Marshall Goldsmith).
What do you want to create? How do you want to be different? What is your vision for yourself?
What are you grateful for? What do you want to preserve?
What negative elements need to be eliminated? What do you need to stop doing?
What are you ready to accept and make peace with? What do you need to let go of from the past? Who do you need to forgive?
This is a holistic and mindful approach to maintain balance as you bring about the change you long for. The questions help you consider both the positive and negative elements that are a part of life. The answers can only be found within yourself. Sometimes it is difficult to find the answers by yourself, and that is where I can support you as a coach and teacher.
In this place of inquiry and reflection, you are on the way to finding your middle ground and life in balance.