Thursday, March 31, 2011

Is there something wrong with me? I don't seem to be able to answer questions about my vision

Guiding people through the process of creating their OTM Plan for Personal Success is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work.

I especially enjoy helping people who have the courage to ask questions when they are 'stuck' throughout the process that I guide them through.

Tonight a participant in the program I was conducting asked me if there was something wrong with her because she hadn't been able to answer the questions that I had been asking that are designed to help people to work out their personal vision.

Sometimes up to one third of program participants report this challenge. Which is why it was so important that that Lilly asked her question. You see, in answering Lilly's question other participants were also able to 'unblock' themselves from their challenge.

When I inquired with Lilly about why she had struggled to answer the questions, I discovered that Lilly had been letting her present reality 'get in the way' of defining, and physically writing down what she really wanted. This is common. Our present reality is so 'real' that it can be very difficult to set it aside and write down what we really want.

Fortunately I was able to help Lilly see past this challenge so that by the end of our short conversation she was flowing with answers that related to her personal vision.

When we create a personal plan for success we have to focus on what we want. After all, who is going to put into action strategies that are going to create who you don't want? Not me, that's for sure.

Finally, creating a personal plan is like any skill. The first time we do it we are not as good as we'd like to be. This is normal. Which is why personal planning needs to be practiced and, especially in the first years of living your OTM Plan for Personal Success, I recommend updating your plan every six to 12 months.

If you are interested in creating an OTM Plan for Personal Success, why not check out the free 40 minute webinar that I am hosting on this topic.

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