Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bringing Your Life Into Focus

By Jonathan Dunnemann

Do you have the mental discipline that it takes to maintain your focus on the task at hand when everything around you is crying out for your attention? It is not something that is easy to do. In fact, it takes repeated practice to gain necessary mastery in this area of your life. Understand at the outset that you cannot skimp on this work.

In a sincere effort to bring your life plan into much clearer focus you will need to define the following three things:

  1. Your Vision
  2. Your Mission
  3. Your Passion

The time and effort that you will spend here will lead to the more detailed mapping of several supporting tasks that include;

  • Your Goals/Intentions
  • Your Values/Needs/Strengths
  • Your Affirmation/Self-Talk Statements
  • Your Standards/Boundaries
  • Your Desirable/Pleasurable Habits 
  • Your Identified Obstacles/Roadblocks
  • Your Eliminated Undesirable/Aversive Habits
  • Your Achievements/Balance/Success 

Once you are ready to get started then why not ask yourself the very same question that author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin asked herself when she began feeling as though years of life were starting to slip away from her, "What do you want from life anyway?"

It is critically important that you create "the world" of your personal experience in a way that provides meaning and relief from suffering in what is an otherwise unpredictable, impermanent world.

Most importantly, you must be prepared to stay with this task.