What are the top 5 priorities in your life today? Do you know? It shouldn’t be a difficult question, but for many people it is. Our priorities shift when we are forced to look at ourselves in a new light. After a major event, many of my clients have reassessed their lives around different priorities. They become very aware of the importance of family, health and other significant cornerstones. Our coaching sessions take on a level of deep meaning and fulfillment as to how to live their life from their priorities.
What are your priorities and is your life a reflection of those things and of those people? What takes precedence in your life?
When honoring priorities, I suggest this formula:
1. What are you most thankful for? What contributes most to the quality of your life? That which you cherish the most in your life is something you want to protect and nurture. These are the things/people that we never want to take for granted. List 5 things/people you are most grateful for now.
2. What are your gifts and talents? These are the personal traits in your life that make you the person that you are and that you reflect out to others. When thinking about these, don’t be modest. List at least 10 qualities that you can easily share with the world… because that’s exactly why you have them in the first place! It is your mission to SHINE! Please don’t hide! Be your extraordinary self!
3. What’s missing? OK, it’s pretty simple…given the combination of the two factors above — what you are grateful for and your personal gifts — what don’t you have that you most want? List 5 things that you want to commit to focus on attaining. Develop a strategic plan to begin getting these things in your life — start small and work up to the ultimate goal. Beginning is paramount to success!
So then, it goes like this…
What you are grateful for + Your gifts to share + What you want now = YOUR PRIORITIES!
It’s not enough to allow life to just happen — we must happen to life! Take the first step in living a truly authentic life — define and then commit to your priorities. That is the road to true personal fulfillment. Fill your life with values, people and things that are truly important to you. As you do, food becomes merely fuel and not fulfillment.
Believe In Yourself, Cathy, CLC Certified Life Coach, Weight Loss Surgery Coach Certified Back On Track Facilitator