Steppin on a scale after 3 years of ignoring it can be really scary. I did just that earlier this week. A week ago I started a new 90-day goal of not eating sugar, a few days into the goal I decided I wanted to see the impact of the goal (daily) so I bought a Fitbit smart scale that syncs with my Fitbit app.
I had not stepped on a scale in years and to my surprise, I was 12 lbs over my ideal weight. I had no idea.
If we want to sustain our goals in life we have to take an honest look at our self and our self-image. We need the reality of who we really are.
Romans 12:3 – Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.
How To Be REAL About Who You REALLY Are
In order to sustain our growth (reach and keep our goals), we need to continually do some work on ourselves. Here are skills to work on.
Know Your Positives and Negative
I really like the work that Donald Clifton has done with the StregthsFinder material. Clifton, recommends that we spend MORE time working on our strengths and less time developing our weaknesses. To learn more about the StregthsFinder assessment, click here.
Connect With Others
To know our real selves, we need to connect with other REAL people. What is a real person? Someone who is open and honest about their strengths and weaknesses and they have the ability to be vulnerable with you. They are not judgemental but are accepting of you and your faults. They can balance their emotions within their key relationships and they have the ability to contain other’s extreme emotions. When you find real people to connect with, take a risk and start sharing the vulnerable dreams you have. To learn about real/safe people to confide in consider this resource: Safe People.
Invest in a 360 Review
Want to JUMPSTART your personal life growth? Then have a 360 review. The 360 review is a service I offer for my clients where I interview 10 people (friends, family, supervisors, co-workers, and/or key friendships) about you. The questions I ask will evaluate your personal life, relationship skills, and your professional skills. After the interviews are complete I tabulate the info and review it with you (the client). During the review process, I will help you to create a growth plan that is based on the info of the people who love you and are FOR you. It is a very powerful experience that will super-charge your growth!
Take In Love
We are incomplete.
We have positives and negatives.
We have strengths and weaknesses.
We have good days and bad days.
As we navigate life, take time EACH day to take in love from those around us. How do we take in love? We GO OUT And ASK for it. We are incomplete beings and we cannot MANUFACTURE love for ourselves (we can love others and give love to others). Asking for things is a basic aspect of life. I need new tires so I take my car to the tire shop and ask for tires. I want a coffee, so I go to the coffee shop and ask for coffee. To learn more about how to ask for love, click here.
I want to coach you this year and help you reach your goals in your personal life, relationships, or career. Give me a call today and let’s start the coaching engagement. The first session is free and there is no obligation to signup for coaching.
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