Happy Friday! I hope you had a GREAT week. I read a quote this week that I wanted to share with you:
“We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done and cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” – Ellen Goodman
Many times, the resolutions or goals we make for the New Year are spawned from something we want to do “better” based upon a need for change in our life or a perceived flaw that we want to improve. There is nothing wrong with this; but what if you took another perspective? What if you looked at the beauty, capability and potential that exists currently within YOU and decided to build upon that strength? From this perspective, your map may look different and thus, your activities might change.
Take some time to map out the “rooms” of your life, like an architect maps out a floor plan. Each room can represent a facet of your life and the responsibilities associated with that facet, (i.e., son, daughter, mother, father, coach, leader, volunteer, etc.). For each room, record the strength and potential that currently exists. Find your passion and think about what gives you energy and joy. Then, decide what you want to do to capitalize on that for your growth. This activity and reflection can inspire you to create a plan from an entirely different mindset to build a rich and fulfilling daily experience and path forward.
Have a great day and a great weekend! Take Care.