Want a Change? Change your Environment
In my last post on how to Discover Solutions I ended off with these questions for how to Discover Solutions:
- How can your co-workers/manager help you get your level of readiness high enough to achieve your intentions?
- This question requires you to be specific enough so they know how to help you. It’s one thing to say you need help, it’s another to state clearly what kind of help you need.
- What needs to happen for you to be able to rank your level of commitment one notch higher on the scale?
- Too often the solution to challenges is us getting in our own way. This question helps you face this possible truth by assessing your own level of commitment to your plan.
- How were you able to solve similar challenges in the past?
- This is a powerful solution creating question. It prevents you from re-inventing the wheel and instead allows you to improve upon the wheel by building on what worked in the past.
Once you’ve discovered the solutions to your challenges, a guaranteed way to continue being successful is not to just jump into taking action immediately- but to first identify what changes you will need in place to make sure your solutions are successfully implemented. This is the fun and yes, challenging part of using questions to create your success.
Creating Change is a way of recognizing the critical role your environment plays in your ability to achieve your intentions and overall goals. The environment at work and home will make or break you being able to live, work and play to your best and highest potential.
If you’re wondering why addressing change in your environment first before taking action is so important take a look at the following ways your environment makes or breaks your chances of living and working meaningfully:
- BE AWARE OF THE ENERGY LEVELS OF THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE: They can be sap your life’s energy or build it up
- BE AWARE OF THE STATE OF ORDER OR DISORDER IN YOUR HOME AND WORK SPACE: This reflects your level of clarity about your intention
- BE AWARE OF HOW YOU CHOOSE TO RELAX/UNWIND: This could relate to your after work activities that take away from your personal development goals e.g. health, fitness, improved family/friend relationships etc.
- BE AWARE OF HOW YOU SOCIALIZE AND WITH WHOM: Birds of the same feather flock together- When’s the last time you took stock of the people you hang out with the most?
- Of the things I desire to have less of in my life, what changes in my current work/personal life will need to happen?
- Of the results I’m currently experiencing, what changes in my work/personal life made them possible?
- Of the results I’m currently experiencing, what changes in my work/personal will I need to make to have more/less of them?
- What changes would I like to implement but feel stuck or blocked from doing so?
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