What ‘Shape” is Your Life in?

Hey there Life Lovers.

I couldn’t let this opportunity slip by. I’ve gone back to school and brought back some Geometry “lessons” for you at my site.

See if any of this Geometry rings true for you or maybe someone you know.

Please have a read and share if you care. Here’s the link …http://www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/life-as-you-live-it/the-geometry-of-life-what-shape-are-you-in

Be good to yourself

David

The Mid Life Coach.

Helping You take the action that You need to take.

 In 2013 I will also be at my new site. So please join me for coffee, fresh writings, fresh thoughts and ideas at :

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“Begin with the End in mind” – Stephen Covey

Fellow Life Lovers, I have just published a fresh post at my website which I believe that you need to take close note of.Today5

5 years gets away very quickly. It’s a shame to look back on the previous 5 years and wonder what the hell happened. Without direction, you are at the mercy of what Life throws at you … and there is plenty.

Have a Plan. Rigid or loose, just have one. “Don’t spend the next 5 years having no idea where you are likely to finish up.”

I’d appreciate you reading more by following this link to “The 5 Year Plan”.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Coach.  

Motivation to get you started & to get you there.

# From 2013 I will mainly be at my new site. So please join me for coffee, fresh writings, fresh thoughts and ideas at : www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/blog

Goal Achievement, Dream Satisfaction & setting your personal Compass

I believe that in general, we like to get things done, in fact we Love to get things done.

We love to achieve.

It’s a natural thing. Nobody wants to go thru Life with no achievement at all, no matter how big or small.

Our achievements come in varying sizes according to our perspective. Big for some is small for another & vice versa. They are our achievements and we feel good about them.

There are however, brave souls among us who will step out of their cocoons and strive for far distant goals. They will have dreams of things far beyond their present circumstances.

They will not accept that their current Life is “all that there is”. They will not be satisfied until…..they are living the Life that they dream of.

They will venture into unchartered waters with any fear pushed aside. With this strong desire, they will achieve far greater than most.

If you have the “will” …you will

So where do you stand, fellow Life Lovers?

Are you in your cocoon, achieving small, sometimes “big” or what you perceive as big or are you prepared to take the extra steps and reach for the horizon?

And speaking of horizons. It can seem so far away. To get there one needs to have ‘direction sense’ otherwise the horizon will always be just that…the horizon in the distance.

I suggest that you carry your personal compass with you at all times. Check on it regularly. Is your direction heading correct? Are there adjustments to be made?

Is a new direction heading warranted?…the horizon may be shifting so a shift in course may be the way to go.

This is what it’s about. There is rarely a straight line to the finish when it comes to our many dreams and goals. Little adjustments in direction a tweak here a tweak there are required.

This is where your personal compass comes in handy. You need to know when adjustments are necessary and alter your course accordingly.

“Journey” is a word often used to describe many of our Life’s events. It is up to us to make this journey as satisfying as possible otherwise the journey becomes a ”trek”…..to nowhere in particular.

And that would be disappointing.

Be good to yourselves

David

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To set Goals or not to set Goals, this is the Question

A great question and one in which I admit to bias… me being a Life Coach and proclaiming myself as a “Goal Achievement Specialist”.

However, it is fair to say that Goal setting is not for everyone.

People react differently & have different needs. Some (or many) thrive on having challenges, want to achieve more & goal setting provides the ideal vehicle with which to do this.

There are others, well, who are simply happy to drift along “hoping” for the best… though this “hoping” thing is not recommended as a stand-a-lone strategy.

Then there are some who will “drift”, “flow”, “meander” or similar but with some purpose and direction.

Now on this. Beware, “Drifting” may seem a very relaxed way of life however you can only ‘drift so far from the shore’. Without goals or direction (or purpose) you may be at the mercy of the elements.

Which leads me to another point. ‘Direction’ or as I sometimes call it… ‘intentional meandering’, with a sprinkle of purpose

Is it possible to have no specific goals… however have a definite direction for your life and still live the life that you aspire to?… let’s have a closer look at this.

You see, some people see setting goals as setting you up for disappointment. I don’t see it that way but some do. I believe setting goals correctly will help you achieve what you want. Incorrect goal setting methods will likely do the opposite and you will be dissappointed.

However I am also of the belief that having ‘direction’ /intentional meandering’ is also of great benefit, for the right people and for the right reasons – if you have your personal compass set to where you want to go and always keep your compass bearing (your purpose & direction) in mind, setting specific goals may only be a distraction to you.

This I suggest will work well for those who show great discipline.

However I believe for most, regular effective Goal Setting will deliver the achievement of meaningful goals and a meaningful life with the added flexibility of establishing as many , or few of them as you desire.

You can then keep a close eye on your progress/journey through life and make the necessary adjustments along the way.

What do you think?…..Are you a Goal Setter or a Purposeful Meanderer?

Be good to yourselves

David

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4 Simple Goal building steps that can be truly Life Changing

I was watching some pidgeons & doves in my backyard this morning scrounging through left over birdseed that I had thrown there. Apart from my usual amusement, it got me thinking ( oh no, not thinking again), about ” searching for crumbs” and scrounging or scraping out an existence, survival if you will.

There are times when we all feel that if we can just survive the day, week , month…..things will turn around. They can, most often with a change in thought process. However one can get stuck in “survival mode” where each day you man up or woman up, at the battlefront.

So, I thought that I would pen down some “survival” type tips that if worked on, will get you off the floor and on the road to “thrival”

Goal Number 1…..Have a Goal that will elevate you above ground. Walking the ground floor or even dwelling in the cellar are not the places to live your Life. It can be a simple goal, in fact the simpler the better. I want you to build some confidence. Just getting a goal established, will give impetus to new thought and new energy and will get you started!

Goal Number 2…..Set a Goal that will build on No 1….a “back to back” goal, a momentum builder. A Goal that will move you up the food chain, little by little if necessary however you must climb. Leave the pain (and comfort) behind. Pain & comfort are strange bed fellows, it’s amazing what hurt people go through to stay comfortable in their own world regardless of how poor a situation it is. So if you attempted Goal No1 and got yourself moving, with a little more effort, Goal No2 can have you elevating yourself even further.

Goal Number 3…..You are now floating above “the crumbs”…..you can see more light, new hope. You are energised and probably in some awe of what you have achieved….. or in shock. You may need a breather and soak in your success, that’s ok, however not for too long, further success awaits. Goal No3 is the goal that will cement your new thought processes. Start to get bold. You have gained some Traction and are stepping forward and building momentum

Whatever goals you selected @ 1&2 go a little bigger. You now have the hang of it, so keep climbing. If you need some support here, contact me & I will help you get there.

Goal Number 4….Develop your sense of direction and Purpose.

What? Where’s Goal No4?…..As a Life Coach, goals are expected to be a large part of what I do. Goals do have a vital part in setting up your Life provided they are established correctly. However I place greater importance on “having a sense of direction and purpose”, so for this post, this is my Goal No 4. This is not to diminish the 3 previous goals. In the situation that I have described for this post, these 3 steps were vital to get you moving from survival up the food chain.

However, be warned, setting and achieving goals may well get you “there” and that’s fine. If later on you find that “there” is not the “there” that you want, then it becomes a bit of a waste. Establish your direction before establishing your goals.

Doing this will then become purposeful, because you know where you are going and it will provide meaning to your Life because you are doing and going to a destination…….rather than “searching for crumbs”.

Does this make some sense? Feel free to comment as always.

Be good to yourselves

David

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