Published on March 3rd, 2010 | by Kaye4
Where the Rubber hits the Road?
January and February have come and gone and yet why is 2010 shaping up to be the best year yet in regard to personal, business and life vision? Maybe it’s because everything is coming to a point of convergence. ( as one book calls it “ Tipping Point”) All the books I’ve read; CD’s DVD’s watched and listened to; seminars attended……over the years they have all touched me and challenged me to move forward and make significant changes, however I never achieved the REAL results I desired and believed were possible. The song within my heart almost died unsung, and the dreams and visions for significance almost withered.
So why are things different now with the desire for great results? The passion fire reignited! The discovery and reality hit me that the price I’ve been paying for not playing a bigger game in life has not served me well in my health, community, finances and business.
Choices and changes…..first it was in my health. I had redefined normal as I was not performing at my optimum level. Now my wellness practitioner is partnering with me in getting my body back into shape. I was facing a health challenge affecting my thinking and my ability to cope [much less prosper]. Even my scales had issues and noticed the kilos increase slowly over several months!! So armed with an eating plan and some real-food nutritional support I embarked on a recovery process. I knew if I gave my body what it needed, it would restore health and health itself and it was my desire to do it safely and naturally.
With focused intention to get well and to see great results, the past 5- 6 weeks have seen my energy levels increase. I’ve been going to the gym more often, seen my strength and fitness improve, and [bonus!!] the scales are feeling a little relief as I have dropped nearly 6 kilos in just over 5 weeks. Now that my intention is clear the results come, so one of my goals is to getting back into my wedding dress (there I have said it to the world!!! It’s been 35 years in August since I was in it).
In mid-January my mentor approached me to participate in a 90-day challenge. Despite being a little apprehensive I ventured to take the step and made a commitment with team members. This is the first time ever I have participated in a 90-day challenge, along with a mentor and fellow team members. The experience has very challenging, yet exciting, as all participants have entered into agreement with ourselves and then with the group ( that was a lesson in itself). It is interesting that one of the main challenges was to clarify what is my true intention. Each day when taking action, is that action moving me forward toward my goals?
I believe getting a healthy mind where I was able think clearly, made all the difference in being able create my true intentions and therefore I actually have the energy to move forward. There had been several unfinished aspirations in regards my online presence and my business I needed to address. To make and keep agreements and understand my true intention and the accountability from my tribe was what I needed to achieve results.
“The key to living an extraordinary life is making extraordinary agreements and keeping them and being emotionally involved with your commitments; this is driven by the power of your passion”. I had heard about agreements in seminars, read and listened about them, but until I faced the fact that by not honoring the commitments I had made to myself I was causing major tension within myself and couldn’t move ahead…..an “AHAH” moment!!!!
It’s interesting to realize broken goals will lead us to a succession of smaller safer goals ultimately ending in mediocrity. Breaking our word leads to shame, blame and guilt. I had to realize that guilt can be a game I play, because it’s easier to feel guilty than to KEEP the agreements and produce the results.
We are now 30 days into our 90 day challenge. It’s been an amazing time of personal growth and stretching, the fear and apprehension has turned to excitement to all that is happening. One thing that has hit home just today was if I want to be an authentic leader I need to lead myself. “True Leadership start with ourselves.”
These past 30 days the “Rubber has hit the road” and momentum is building. The next 60 days is about gaining speed as I up my intentions and making bigger agreements.
Maybe you have participated in a 90 day challenge. Please share the results you experienced