Transformation: Get Ready With Me Part 1
What do change and transformation mean to you?
Does change scare you?
Is Transformation just that weird thing that happens when people meditate for too long?
Or do you think of a physical transformation like losing a lot of weight or gaining muscle?
More on this in a moment.
I want to introduce a metaphor that I find really useful.
If you were going to walk or drive from New York City to Los Angeles, how would you navigate your way there?
You could just sort of feel your way there going by gut instinct. That might be fun but it's extremely ineffective and would take a long time, perhaps years.
Or you could ask people for directions as you go and you would run into people who have no clue how to get there, some who have a vague idea and could give you some direction, or you might get lucky and find someone who can give you step by step directions on how to get there.
You might prefer a map. If you're my age then you know what it's like to use a paper map to find your way through a city or cross country. You also know how ineffective maps can be because roads and routes can change since the map was printed and you may not be aware of new detours to get to your destination.
Finally you could use a compass. A compass is effective because when you have one you can be dropped anywhere and still know the right direction to go. You don't need to rely on a map or others for help.
If you're starting in New York and you have a compass, you always know where West is and you know you will eventually get to your destination if you head in that direction.
What am I getting at?
Glad you asked.
Think about how we navigate life. Unfortunately, because we're trained since the time we are kids to listen to people and do what we're told in order to know what is right for us, we tend to do the same when we become adults.
Either we're rebellious and reject what everyone tells us, which can be useful at times if it teaches you to depend more on yourself, but it can also be destructive.
Ever notice how regardless if you're looking for advice there's usually no shortage of people, "experts", who will gladly tell you what you should do?
Even when people advise us to make what sounds like a good decision, it doesn't mean it's a good decision for you.
Many of us live rather empty lives because even though we've made "good" decisions, they were decisions based on what other's think is good for us. Even though they could be very well meaning people, their guidance is based on their values, not yours.
You can be financially successful, have a great family, and a great career and yet still suffer what feels like a meaningless and purposeless life.
This is why I believe the most important thing you can possibly do in your life is change and transform in the pursuit of YOUR vision.
The most important thing you can do in your life is develop your Inner Compass.
This means you know what you want, what will fulfill you, and make you happy. You know how to create and live a life that gives you purpose and meaning.
It's okay to take advice and follow someone else's map when it comes to creating a result, but deep down you will know when something is right for you when your inner compass points you in the right direction.
And if you deviate from that direction, you will know it. You will feel it. Your inner compass lets you know and then points you in the right direction.
Do you already have a sense of this?
You probably do, but how much do you trust it? If you're often looking to others for advice about what to do and what decisions to make, you're not trusting your inner compass and that's probably because you haven't cultivated and developed it.
How do you cultivate and develop an inner compass?
I will go into this more in parts 2 and 3 of this series so stay tuned to these emails. The next one will come out on Wednesday.
Life Mastery Teacher & Coach
Santa Cruz, CA
Damon Cart is considered to be a natural talent by some of the best NLP trainers in the world. His approach to guiding and teaching students brings to their awareness that they've been doing NLP all of their lives without realizing it and he empowers them with skills and resources to thrive and reach their full potential. With the understanding of how Neuro Linguistic Programs create one’s experience a person can then take charge of those programs and create the experience and the life they want. By taking this approach into his own rigorous, daily NLP practice Damon has been able to rapidly accelerate his progress in learning, coaching clients and teaching workshops.