Where we currently sit on life depends on many things, would you not agree?
I have recently been looking at my journey/adventure/life, or however you would choose to describe it, over the 5 years. Now, I won’t tell you that it has been the easiest of times, but I have certainly learnt at lot about myself and others during that time.
Can you imagine your whole world being turned upside down within what seems like the blink of an eye?
In October 2013 this is exactly what happened to my family and I when I was diagnosed with Cancer. I spent many years feeling anger at all that I had lost – my business, my income, my physical health, my mental health, but most of all, my identity…and yet now I realise just how much it has also given me. I have learnt new skills and learnt more about me as a person which leads me to be able to help others in their lives.
It is the events of the past 5 years that have led to me where I am today, and as I look at Robert Dilts ‘Logical Levels’ it reassures me that I really am in the right place.
So, starting at the bottom of the pyramid you see the word environment.
Take a look at your environment around you
- Where do you live?
- What do you see, hear or smell?
- Do you live in the hub hub of a city, or the quiet tranquility of the countryside?
- Perhaps you live by the sea or in a small town?
How does your environment affect your behaviour?
- What do you do for a living?
- Do you have hobbies…what are they?
- What car do you drive?
- How do you socialise?
- How do you like to relax?
- What is your family life like?
So, taking in to account how you have answered the questions above, lets now think about your capabilities, how would they affect your behaviour if your environment were different?
- If you lived by the sea rather than in a city would you still be a city executive…or would you be surf instructor?
- Perhaps your car would be a 4wd if you lived in the countryside and a bike if you lived in a town?
- How would your hobbies and relaxation techniques differ?
- What do your children do?
- What are their hobbies?
You see, when we start to look at our capabilities, behaviour & environment it then causes us to take a closer look at our values and begin to ask the question…
Why do I do the things I do?
Which then begs the question what is your identity?
- Who are you
- Are you an innovator
- A creator
- A teacher
- Head of the family
Are you satisfied with where you are and what you do or are you looking for change?
We are born with a soul purpose in life, sadly not everyone realises their soul purposeand there is so much wasted talent out there.
If you find your passion your success will radiate through to the rest of your life.
What is your purpose or your goal? No matter the terminology we use, everyone has a goal in life, the question is, what is yours and why?
If you are feeling at a crossroads in life, or not…take some time out and take a look at your logical levels, who knows what you’ll discover.