Google Maps gives us a Bird’s Eye View of the location we type in on the website. From the initial Google Map perspective we are given a zoomed out view of our location and are able to see so much more of the area. We notice on the map major streets, local convenience stores or malls nearby, how close we are to highways, parks, water, etc. It’s helpful to gain this perspective, because it provides a sense of direction on where you are traveling and where things are located when you journey there.
Welcome to Inspire Moment #101: Bird’s Eye View. This woke me up at 6am and I figured it was worth sharing. Now, what if you took some time this week and took a Bird’s Eye View of your life? You can’t simply visit a website and put in your goal or destination, and tell it where to take you. I’m sure you wish is was that easy! However, you can take time to locate where you are in your life and zoom out to see a different perspective and learn any potential detours you need to take.
As the “Activator” I always say, action beats intention. The first action step is to ask these questions this week. Give yourself a deadline to write them down and answer them or at least to brainstorm for five minutes. Are their local compassionate people nearby in your life? Locate them. Do you notice major intersections in your life right now and need help determining what turn you should make? Need to seek counsel? I know a good coach. 😉 Could taking the Bird’s Eye View help you to determine your next step? How close are you to pursuing the things that really drive you in life? Like a merging onto a major highway, is that next move a bit scary to some of you? Are your goals even on the map anymore? It may seem like a lot to think about, but it’s worth it.
Remember, not to get stuck on cruise control and miss the exit for the life you could be living. Taking the Bird’s Eye View could be exactly what you need to do this week. Give it a shot!
There will be times in our journey that we will feel unsure of what the next step is to help us reach our goals in life. Whether it in our career, our personal life, the steps to pursue our dreams, etc., it can feel overwhelming and often times we don’t take a step at all and get stuck in one spot…and for a long time. I have been there before! Are you familiar with that feeling? Well, Inspire Moment #97 is about Jogging in Place and I want to motivate you today to keep moving, even if it’s jogging in one spot for a long time, instead of completely stopping in your tracks.
So let me paint this picture…imagine you are off on a run or a brisk walk this afternoon. You have a great pace going, heart rate is up and you’re feeling good. You see up ahead a crossroad and so you start to think about which way you want to turn before you get there. You know your options are that you can step and turn left or you can step and turn right. Simple. Maybe you realize as you get closer that you are unfamiliar with the area and so your pace begins to slow down. You feel that you want to stop in your tracks because you don’t know what decision to make. At that moment is where I want to motivate you to “Flip the Switch™” in your head and use Inspire Moment #97 to keep Jogging In Place instead of stopping in your tracks. Did you know that Jogging in Place is also an option? You know you don’t always have to make the decision right then and now. Maybe you aren’t ready! And you know what? That’s okay! Maybe you need to jog in place for awhile and think things through until you feel confident to take your next step in the run, in life, at work, etc.
Whether you are on a run/brisk walk, in your professional life or personal life the goal is to keep moving, even if it’s in the same spot. Don’t let your mental pace stop because you don’t know the right decision, the next move, the perfect plan, etc. The goal is to keep your pace. Get it, YOUR pace! That could mean on that run that you jog in one spot to keep your heart rate up. It could mean at work that you assess all the options (keep moving) instead of just throwing in the towel and giving up on leading the project. It could mean in your personal life to test out that new thing, idea, location you want to move to, etc (keep moving) instead of throwing your idea in the garbage and forgetting about it. It could mean continuing to strengthen and condition your mindset (keep moving) even though life is great and no curve balls have come your way.
It’s better to keep Jogging in Place without a clear sense of when your next step will be taken, than to stop in your tracks and then have no clue where you are going. Keep your head up and keep up your pace!