You don’t need a New year’s Resolution, but an Evolution.
As always in January, you probably have a lot of intentions coming into your mind. Maybe you want to change your career, quit a bad habit, learn something new, read more, earn more money, create better relationships, or you want to concentrate on your mental health and embrace self-discipline in order to change your life?
As you step into a whole new year, take time to pause, reflect, and discover.
The Art of Changing your Mindset is your guide for continued progress and evolving every area of learning, business and life.
Focusing on your life vision is an evolving project. It’s never easy, but it’s very important to make the right decisions, face the challenges and take risks to live better. Sometimes we know we’re not achieving our dreams, but we do not know how to start. Working with my clients, I usually ask: how strongly do you feel you know your true dreams and goals? How vivid is your vision of life?
What you need first is to have a strong desire. You must really discover what you long for. This desire is the starting point because, without passion, nothing can happen. This is a process; this is a journey on which you decide where and when to go. Yet, without specific goals your desire and passion will get you nowhere. A goal gives you a reason, a purpose. Your goal is the direction in which your desire will take you. If you’re able to clearly see in your mind’s eye what you want, you will achieve it. So, the more detail you see and the more concrete your mental image, the more likely you are to get exactly what you long for.
I encourage you to start with the Inner Balance Inventory. This will help you to answer the following questions: How do you think about the most important areas of your life? Do you keep them in balance? What is the most important to you? And where do you need a little support or a bigger change?
For many years, I have been conducting coaching sessions, motivational workshops, helping companies and leaders in the processes of change and transformation. It often involves making difficult decisions, changing habits, building higher awareness, overcoming emotional crises, which has a natural impact on personal life. Over the past years working with my clients, I realized that everyone lacks time for reflection, sometimes motivation and perseverance to create a happy vision of the future. I have created the Inventory Balance Tool to help you grow and succeed in the most important areas of your business and life.
For a good start of the New Year, you may use the Inner Balance Inventory available on www.awolinskaskuza.com, a tool for individual reflection that allows you to deeply reflect on the 12 Areas of Inner Balance. For each category in the 12 areas, rate your life on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being low and 10 being high. This is not a test! You don’t have to share these results with anyone, but it’s worth taking a new look at how you can better and consciously take care of your life.
For most of you, these 12 areas of inner balance are a good starting point. You can set yourself goals and create a new vision for the next year or more. Once you do your Inner Balance Inventory, take a moment to honestly evaluate the following questions:
- How do you feel about your life in each sphere?
- What is the most important area for you?
- Which of these areas do you devote the most attention to?
- Which of these areas would you most like to improve?
- What is the value system that governs your decisions regarding status, relationships, financial security, and lifestyle?
- What is within your control and what is not?
- What are your main priorities and what influence do they have over your decisions?
- How could you make space for these changes in your life?
- What change do you want to make first?
- What is a small step you could take to get started?
- What support do you need and how can I help you with it?
You need to be clear about these preferences in order to make changes in your life. Circumstances may change, but your underlying values do not. We all know that opportunities will always present themselves, but we can be better prepared for them.
Searching for balance and harmony in the most important areas of your life is creative work. It requires effort, consistency, and a lot of energy. Going beyond your comfort zone takes courage and determination, as well as the ability to see your life from a bird’s-eye view. This is a kind of mental exercise in which you evaluate your limiting beliefs, fears, and longings, while at the same time looking at where your dreams, aspirations and ambitions come from. By doing this mental exercise, you create a map of yourself and become more aware of where you are now. Frustration in one area of your life may show that in another area something is not working. Very often the changes you want to make don’t have to be radical. Sometimes you have to simply experiment and see how things go.
Before you start your journey this year, take a moment to think: how strongly you feel about pursuing your dreams and goals this year? How vivid is your vision of life?
Write your rating and reflection here. Try not to make judgments, but an honest assessment of how you currently feel.
Rating on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being low and 10 being high:
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Write your Reflections:
Have a great year!