Our resident Financial Health Coach Chris Folland has some valuable thoughts on future-thinking during these interesting times for many of us.
Over to Chris…
Today we’re talking about our ability to decide where the puck’s going to be in 6 months’ time.
That’s one of the things that distinguishes us from any other life form on this planet – the ability to have vision and foresight regarding our future.
I believe we’re in a symbiotic relationship with the universe, so when we decide we want something bad enough and work towards it hard enough, then we can achieve our goals.
This is because our thoughts aren’t forced on us.
We have free will.
We can control what we think and, whilst we don’t get to decide everything, we do have some control over what we achieve in our life.
There’s’ a saying I like that goes, there hasn’t ever been a dream that we ‘ve been given that we haven’t been able to achieve. We just have to set ourselves to taking the steps towards it.
What I love to do with my goal setting is put down my goal of when I want it so that it’s date-bound and measurable. 1
Sometimes I’ve worked hard and not achieved the things I’ve wanted, although I’ve often ultimately received something better that I couldn’t previously see.
That’s why I believe that we DO get to decide where the puck is going to be in six months. We do have the ability to separate yourself from what’s going on and look at current circumstances and decide we want something better. We get to exercise our mind and decision-making power about whether we grow to our full potential.
The question I have for you is, are you exercising your free will to decide where you want your puck to be in six months? And, if not, maybe it’s time to dust off your decision-making muscle and make that decision.
With tenacity and perseverance what you want really can be yours.
Here’s to a wonderful week ahead for you, and remember to tune in to this week’s #AliveWithFi 😊
1A business strategy that also applies to our life strategy is creating measurable goals, and by this we mean practicing giving goals a date – “As you think about your goals and their due dates, you’ll have to decide how to measure your progress. By a certain date, you aim to have achieved something measurable and tangible. Otherwise, you’ll never know if you’ve truly achieved it.”
“Give Your Goals a Due Date: Business Planning Strategies”
- Conaghan, (n.d.)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.