What is true for you? You might stumble over this one as it is not often , if ever, you would give your self the time to think about it. You might think this is silly, you know it, but when asked it is difficult to put the answer into words.
Put it another way...What do you believe in?
What is possible....what dreams and imaginings do you invite into your life?
What does the gatekeeper in your mind allow?
What is thrilling or scary?
What do you seek out?
Who do you attract to your life?
How do you see yourself?
How do you compare yourself to others?
I write and coach to serve others to design their best life. This is done through setting the intention and crafting the goals. To experience this happening in your life you would include the step to reflect where you are at with what you think, feel and believe is possible...your mindset...how you see the world and where you fit.
You are starting at the wrong place if you charge ahead with writing out your goals and plans without mining what is true for you. For your best results include at the beginning and throughout the process of goal mapping and achievements.
What is true for you is so very important. It is important to know what will pull you forward and what could hold you back. What you are prepared to let go and what you are prepared to allow into your life.
These kind of "look into my soul"questions tend to be put to the side, hidden yet always disrupting or distracting you. I have found that rushing to script the goals and running to make them happen can be a minefield if you have not truly thought through this step.
Give yourself the time to know what you think is possible, what you believe about yourself and what is true for you. Your perception on how things are meant to be for you is your gatekeeper to open up or close down your intention and goals.
Look at knowing your self better than anyone else is your strength and protector and fuels your intuition, your inner guidance. Intuition practice will be your greatest asset for designing your best life.
Still having trouble with your answer to the question...What is true for you?
Habits are a good place to begin because they reveal a lot about us. When it comes to goals it will be your habits that will power you into action. It is our habits that provide a mirror to reveal what we believe is true for us.
So, S.I.F.T. through your habits.
Select the habits you love and the habits you hate and why you do them and what is your argument for continuing to have them as your habits. You are taking the autopilot off and finding out what is important for you.
Identify and write down the top 10 aha learnings. Writing THE list is the beginning. Once you are done, you don't need it anymore. You are at the stage where you are knowing yourself better and true for you is now at the front of your thinking. You are moving through discovery.
Find the small gems in your day that bring an instant smile. Those quick reactions to the smallest of moments reveal more to you and your truth. Find the smallest of habits that you intentionally created and what is their worth to you.
Test out what you have discovered about what is true for you in other situations. Are you open to think and act differently depending on the situation?
You may have played games and quizzes that ask you want you would do in a scenario or you have watched a reality show and have expressed what you would do if that was you. Observe your words and thoughts for information on your perception and reaction to out of ordinary situations.
Your journey of self-discovery is always moving, never linear and always expanding. We will spend our lifetime on this journey of discovery, reflection and interpretation. Is that true for you?