It’s important to check-in with yourself regularly, so that you’re not forced into changing, when you realise your way of being, is no longer serving you. Be proactive and change, before life changes you. Take this opportunity to assess where you are currently and where you would like to be. Here are some simple questions you can ask yourself to get a better idea of where you’re at and where you want to go.
- What recent success have you enjoyed and what are you appreciating in your life right now?
- What gaps have you noticed and what areas need further work?
- We only get frustrated about things that matter to us. What frustrates us also points to our passion and potential purpose. What in your current work and life frustrates you the most?
- What are you currently focused on learning and what are you trying to accomplish or achieve?
- What changes are taking place in your life/work at the moment?
- What’s working about current change and what could be working better?
- What are you hearing other people say about this change?
- How is this change being led? What is your role in it?
- What is driving this change?
- How are you ‘showing up’ in response to this change?
Future View – Where do you want to be?
- What would “success/future” look and feel like in 1 years’ time?
- What might this view mean for other people (friends, family, colleagues, stakeholders)?
- What might be different about your future view if you were 10 times bolder?
- What are some essential core elements of the future that you want to create? Describe as concretely as possible the images, ideas and elements that occur to you (can include personal life, professional life, social life)
Drivers to Change
Drivers to change are things that will help drive and support change in your life. Ask yourself these questions regarding the drivers to change in your life.
- What are things that can drive and support the change?
- Who else can play a role in supporting and driving the change?
- What in your work and life are your most important sources of energy? What do you love?
- What situations make you feel open hearted and energised?
- What talents do you have that you could use on your road to change?
- What previous experiences or skills do you have that you could make use that you have forgotten about?
Barriers to Change
Barriers are the things that will negatively affect your ability to change. Ask yourself these questions to find out what your barriers to change are.
- What are things that may be barriers to change?
- How big are these barriers?
- Of these, which ones can you control, influence or do nothing about?
- What can you do to reduce, remove or mitigate these barriers?
“Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of peak performance.”
– Loehr Schwartz