By: Kathy Andersen, Change Begins with ONE, LLC
Are you giving a lot and getting a lot out of life, but feeling that you are missing balance, wellbeing, and authentic happiness? Do you feel success on the outside, but crave a more fulfilling inner success? Have you settled for
success in all the wrong places?
The reality is that we can each be all we desire. We can each have “all” that will make our lives fulfilled and our being complete. That is exactly why we are here. We have come from a higher sourceundefineda source of perfection and
abundance. Our journey is to connect with that higher source and manifest that perfection and abundance in our lives to become our greatest being in this lifetime.
There is no need to compromise. Yet, our greatest challenge is to “change our shoes” and venture within and outside ourselves to determine all that we most passionately and purposefully desire.
Michelangelo said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set her free.” We each have an angel within our marble, waiting for us to discover and carve into the magnificence of all our lives can be. We can each create masterpieces of our relationships, work, health, wealth, personal development, and contribution to the world.
But how do we bring the wisdom from the past and our higher being into our lives today in simple and practical ways?
First, we must change our thoughts of who we are meant to be in this lifetime. We must first believe that we are meant to have it “all.” We must appreciate ourselves as higher beings of perfection and abundance waiting
to be activated by our human thoughts and actions. Second, once we shift our thinking, we can act inspired by our higher self. We can draw upon our higher wisdom to bring abundance and authentic happiness into our human lives for our individual benefit and our global benefit, realizing the two are interdependent. We can do this by “pausing,” stepping outside the busyness of our every day lives, and “changing our shoes” to see our life, our being, and our future from a different perspective.
Here are five steps to “change your shoes” and leap into it “all.” Start by taking time today and answer these questions based on all that you most deeply feel. Give yourself the gift of just 30 minutes, take yourself to a quiet space, play some relaxing music, and allow your answers to come to you. Keep taking that time each day until you feel clarity, and have identified the next steps you need to take. Remember, you do work for so many people throughout each dayundefinedtake this time to do some work for you.
1. Redefine and reconnect with the vision, passions and purpose for your life and believe it is meant to be.
Consider those things that most inspire and move you. What gives you “goosebumps?” If tomorrow were a blank canvas, how would you paint your life?
2. “Change your shoes,” and step into shoes that will move you toward all you desire in each area of your life.
Guided by your life vision, consider all you desire in each area of your life: relationships, work, health, wealth, personal development, and contribution to the world. Don’t hold yourself back from your greatest desires. Write at least two greatest desires for each area of your life. Then, identify the “shoes” you need to bring into your life to move you toward each of your desires. What do you need to bring into your life to step forward?
3. “Change your shoes” and leave behind the shoes that slow you down and keep you stuck.
Identify the things in each area of your life that keep you stuck. They may be things around youundefinedpeople, activities, the “roles” you play. They may be things within you–fears, insecurities, past experiences. Write at least two things keeping you stuck in each area of your life. The more honest and vulnerable you can allow yourself to be with yourself, the greater will be your revelations as to what you need to leave behind.
4. Make commitments to your “first next steps” on your path to it “all.”
Based on those things that you need to bring into your life, and those that you need to leave behind on the path to your vision, identify one step you can take today in each area of your life. Create a “to do” list of simple things you can do today to move just one step closer to all you desire. Commit yourself to the action you want to take in each area of your life today. Create small and simple steps that you can accomplish today, and build on those each day.
5. Create daily habits that will keep you focused on your path.
It takes 30 days to create a new habit, so identify those next steps that you know will make the greatest difference in each area of your life. Identify a daily habit you can create for each of those steps, and start with three to five each day for your first month. Then, move on to your next, and then your next, until you have established daily habits that are moving you toward your most purposeful and passionate vision for your life, step by step, day by day.
With each day of your belief, commitment and action for “all” you desire, you will feel your passion, purpose, health, and well-being rising. You will feel on a path to your “all,” and in your most authentic state of success and
The full article can be found at the Huffington Post, The Third Metric: Redefining Success
Beyond Money and Power
About Kathy Andersen
www.ChangeYourShoesRetreats.com You can also experience some of Kathy’s meditations to help you settle into a quiet space of pause by clicking here,Kathy’s “Change Your Shoes” retreats and workshops, including her upcoming Women of Influence “Change Your Shoes” retreat, provide the opportunity to take time out of your busyness and work through this five step process to having it “ALL.” and find out more about Kathy at www.KathyAndersen.com.