What Do You Need to Start Doing?
For the past two weeks YOU 3.0 has been posing the questions from Life Code, the new book by Dr. Phil. These questions are meant to provoke serious introspection to help you discover the behaviors and thought processes that are stalling your progress and successful accomplishment of your goals.
Question # 1: What are you doing that’s working?
Question # 2: What do you need to stop doing?
If this is your first visit to YOU 3.0, I invite you to check out the previous posts. Also leave your comments. It’s never too late for a good discussion.
This week we’re pondering the third question:
What do you need to start doing?
If you’ve given some thought to the first two questions, the answers to this question might already be emerging.
The things we need to start doing in to improve our chances of success are in many instances the antithesis of what we need to stop doing.
One of the areas that may have cropped up from last week’s question was identifying favorite forms of procrastination. This is an area many of us struggle with. How many did you list? What is it that you need to start doing now that you have acknowledged your stall tactics?
Building a plan with a time line is helpful here. Challenge yourself to stick to the plan.
Another area was taking an inventory of the people in our lives and acknowledge the energy vampires. Hopefully you didn’t have many although one is more than enough. Now that you have identified the energy vampires in your life, what is it you should probably start doing?
You need a strategy for how to manage that relationship out of your life, or create a safe distance between you and the person or persons. This is challenging when the person is family, but no less critical. You simply have to pull the plug on toxic Energizer bunnies, because they will just keep draining and draining and draining you.
Thinking about what you need to start doing is an excellent time to create a new mind set. It is also an excellent time to shift from old thinking and old habits and form new habits including new thought habits. Our thinking of course, governs all that we do; what we think about we bring about. It’s not just a cute saying. It shows up in our lives everyday.
It’s also a good time to consider how to leverage what is already working. In fact, what’s already working provides a sound foundation for beginning new approaches.
Here’s a short list of things to consider begin doing:
· Get re-energized about your goal
· Believe in the possibility of accomplishing your goals
· Make conscious choices about what you think and do
· Develop a mission statement and carry it with you to help you stay focused
· Develop a plan with a detailed time line and challenge yourself to stick to it
· Pay attention to the synchronicities that will present themselves as you get focused.
If all this seems like a daunting task, hire a coach to work with you. My job as your coach is to help you with all the things listed above and as well as
- Break through limiting beliefs
- Hold you accountable for follow through
Drop me a note and let me know how you did with all three questions.
Empowering question of the week: How will you get re-energized about your goal?
Life is about choices. What will you choose for you today?
Believe and live forward