When DO-ing doesn’t work!
Ever reached for a goal or tried to make something happen?
Only no matter how hard you try, for some reason you can’t quite get there…
Whether that means chasing a new promotion at work, or conquering a new project, or developing an important relationship, or even achieving a new set-point in terms of your own personal fitness & wellbeing.
Most of us have been taught to set goals, which means we were brought up to believe that in order to achieve what we want, we have to ‘make it happen’…by DO-ing more of whatever it takes.
And the idea is that the more you DO…the more you’ll HAVE!
And that worked pretty well at school and then at university, or college – and even during the early years of building a career, or starting a new job…when we were typically rewarded for working hard and getting runs on the board.
But if you’re anything like me, there came a certain point when DO-ing stopped working quite so well, and even started having the reverse effect when it came to balancing my work-life with my personal life.
So, if you too have found that DO-ing isn’t quite what it used to be in terms of moving the dial on something important, such as managing your career or seeking that next level of whatever you want…
Then you may be ready to uplevel and discover a new way to BE more, so you can HAVE more, as you take back control and make the changes you want!
Let me explain…
Any type of change comes with its own set of challenges.
After all, change is naturally uncomfortable as you’re effectively shifting the status-quo on something which has been in place for a while.
And so the temptation is to problem solve and then set goals so you can jump straight into ‘action-mode’ and close the gap – only at some point this is simply a recipe for creating more of what you’ve already got!
You see, problem solving from the same point of reckoning that brought you to where you are now…will likely just produce more of the same.
Yes, as Einstein famously said…you cannot solve a problem from the same point of reckoning that created it!
That’s because, if you want to uplevel any area of your life then this will require a new point of reckoning, which will also require a new version of ‘you’!
Which makes sense when you think about it, as the person you are today only has access to your current level of resources.
Whereas the next level version of ‘you’ will inherently have access to an entirely new set of resources.
And from that vantage point, you will be able to reach for far more…with much less effort!
So, instead of setting goals and reaching for more of what you don’t currently have access to…your job is to focus on who you need to become!
And that’s not so much about finding the right strategy, or approach, or tool, as it is about BE-ing more…versus DO-ing more!
That the work is not so much about ‘what’ you need to do…as it is about ‘who’ you need to become – which is an inside job and is also completely within your control!
Uplevel-ing is easy to do, but like any new change, or transformation, it’s also a process with a few simple steps.
So, if you’d like to know more I’d love to share it with you…so that you too can uplevel and find a new point of reckoning to create the ‘work-life’ you want!
Just drop me a note and say ‘time to uplevel’, or register here for a quick chat (or a FREE inner-genius session below) and I’ll be in touch!
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