Personal Change (Part One): Audit your Life
“It is in the moment of decision-making that your destiny is formed.” – Tony Robbins
That’s quite a statement. There is no escaping that it is the decisions you make that shape your life.
Our personal development does not stop once we reach adulthood; it merely enters a new phase. The world changes around you and your position in the world changes as you proceed through life. The key is to bring a positive attitude to life and take control of the changes to become who you want to be.
We all have aspects of our lives that we wish were better or different in some way. But how do we get what we want? Cross our fingers? Trust to luck? Wait for someone else to do it for us? Well, I’m afraid that not only can no-one change your life quite like you can, in fact you are the only one who can do it. So you want to move forward? Think positive and make it happen. But how?
Successful change in life is all about goals; setting them, working towards them, achieving them, reviewing them. It is only through clear goals and then definite actions towards those goals that we achieve improvement and change.
But before you go rushing in and making the destiny-forming decisions that Tony Robbins was talking about, you might want to step back for a moment, and consider…
If you want to make the best possible decision, set the best possible goals, then you need the best possible information. This is where completing a ‘life audit’ exercise such as the assessment questionnaire in the Clean Sweep Programme can help you.
A life audit is an exercise in which you objectively and positively assess the key areas of your life: physical environment, well-being, money and relationships. This process encourages and enables you to look at conflicts in your life; your friends, family and colleagues; any self-destructive behaviours; your current situation and future direction. By completing an audit of this type you will find it easier to identify areas in your life in which you would like to make changes. In other words, you will clearly see the goals you should be setting.
Let’s take a moment to stress the importance of honesty. A good life audit such as Clean Sweep will demand answers to some difficult or uncomfortable questions. There is no point in telling any less than the truth. The only person you would be fooling is yourself and the danger would be that you use the wrong or incomplete results to make important decisions about your life.
Sometimes it helps to have a structured set of questions to help you take stock. To help you see clearly where you want to be. When it comes to self-awareness, there is no such thing as too much information. So take control today – think positive and give your life a rigorous audit.