Part 3: is all about tools:🛠️
1)PPC (Pain to Power Chart) (pain______________power)
it’s a frame of reference- (1)draw an enlargement of PPC and place it on your wall. It will serve as a constant reminder of where you want to go in life. AWARENESS is half the battle.(2)make it a game, “Angels fly because they take themselves lightly” so, don’t take yourself too seriously either. Let’s learn to play with life instead of fight it.(3)put a pin at the place on the chart where you see yourself situated at this moment in your life.(left side(pain:feels paralyzed),middle(more in control in some areas),right side(power: moving ahead with your life)) 2)Whole Life Grid- a big square(your life) divided into 9 squares.each represent side of your life (contribution/Hobby/Leisure/Family/Alone Time/Personal Growth/Work/Relationship/Friends). And here you role is to commit to each area. Why? When you lose one of the squares you still have the other 8. that will prevent you from feeling EMPTY.
3) take responsibility means-
(a)never blame anyone else for anything you are being,doing,having or FEELING.
(b)not blame yourself either- don’t make yourself a victim of yourself.
(c)being aware of when+where you’re not takking responsibility so that u can eventually change.
(d)handle the chatterbox- that voice inside your head that tries to drive you crazy (e)being aware of payoffs that keep you”stuck” (I gotta work on this one).
(f)being aware of the multitude of choices you have in any given situation.
I’d like to close it up with a lifelong homework given by Susan Jeffers :
1.Everyday of your life, come from knowing that you count.- that means walk,talk and interact knowing that you count
2.Treat everyone else as if they count as well.- and let then know that they do.
3. Ask your self what actions would you be taking if you were not afraid? With that awareness, begin the journey.
4.Say “yes” to the universe- yes to everything that happens in your life and resolving to learn from it and handle it.
5.Practice..practice..practice! Practice the tools on a daily basis.Moving to the best of who we are in a lifelong process. And NOW is the time to begin.