Maintain and Sustain
At this point, you may be well on your way and have made changes to set the trajectory to your vision. You may be more aware and are making more conscious choices in the here and now that build towards the future. You may still be contemplating and just starting.
Awareness is the first step. With awareness, we are at choice.
No matter where you are at, the following can assist:
- Remember to post your vision or personal manifesto in a visible spot. Ensure it contains your reasons for wanting this in the first place. Look at it daily. Get it ‘in your bones.’
- Revisit your values and act in alignment with them.
- Review your strategy – Wellness Map – weekly. Celebrate your successes. Choose your next step and act on it.
- Ask: Who do I need to be to live my vision/manifesto?
- Ask: What can I do to get out of my own way?
- Ask: Am I doing what I can to support myself?
- Ask: What resources to I need now?
- Ask: How am I Living BIG?
- Ask: How am I spending my time? Am I making the best use of it?
- Ask: How am moving towards ‘Self-full’?
- Ask: How am I giving myself credit?
- Ask: What’s next?
Sustainability can be a circular process. Pre-contemplate, contemplate, plan, act, maintain, what’s next? Know that it is a continuum and a journey rather than a do and done` act. We are ever evolving if we are open to it. That`s living!
Food for thought::
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt