One of the byproducts as a therapist is becoming a coach in someone else’s life. I take this role seriously, recognizing that I need to be an example in leading others. Let’s be honest, most people are not going to seek training from someone who has not mastered or understands what it takes to accomplish a goal. I personally learn best from those who have walked this life before me; those who have been where I’ve been and can teach from experience how to come out the other side. I do know enough that I do not need to learn every lesson experientially before I “get it”. Lord knows it is not every pain known to man that I desire to endure!
Today I am going to take a page from my book in how I became more productive in my life – not busy, but more productive. Let me ask you this question,”What are you doing if you’re not doing…?” I learned in my mid-twenties (I know most of you thought I was still there, you can continue to believe that if you must :)), anyway I learned in my mid to late twenties (now I am further aging myself), that I have the capacity to become very busy doing a whole lot of NOTHING – very busy. Meanwhile, life was passing me by and nothing of value was being accomplished…dare I say nothing that God had been calling me to do was being accomplished. And if we are honest with ourselves, we are really the only ones who know this truth. We can put on a great game and make pebbles look like pearls if we want to, but at the end of the day, we know that we will not be content until we take up the call to step into our purpose. In seeking to further myself, I learned to publish my goals – to take them out of my head and externalize them on paper, on vision boards, etc., outlining tangible stepping stones to achieve these. I had to become accountable to that question, “What am I doing, if I am not doing…the things that I was created to do?” The restructuring resulted in me feeling content, accomplishing more things – eternal things, legacy building things and ironically having more time to just be. I encourage you all to ask yourselves this question and I would love to hear from those who have figured out creative ways to organize yourselves and those who are ready to step up and take on the challenge of becoming the best you!