When we are faced with a situation, we often allow it to become the determiner of the outcome. We fixate on mapping out every possible outcome, breaking up the situation into bite-sized pieces to determine a way out.
The situation takes control over us. There are no clear thoughts, assumptions are made, negativity overwhelms us and evaluation becomes impossible.
The situation brings the experience, chaos ensues.
This rigamarole is not serving us.
Bringing instant clarity to chaos comes when we adjust our perspective. To do this, we can ask ourselves::
What do I want to become of this? What is it for?
The value of deciding, in advance, what we want to happen is simply that we will perceive the situation as a means to make it happen. This shift in perspective will allow us to make every effort to overlook what interferes with the accomplishment of our objective and concentrate on everything that will help us meet it.
The goal makes the situation meaningful. It gives us purpose, focus, intention and eliminates the need to judge our actions once the situation is resolved.
Instead of seeking to split off segments and deal with them separately, we see the situation for what it truly is. We focus on truth. We see peace. We learn. We move forward.
If you’re looking for more guidance on creating powerful change with goal setting, I highly recommend Desire Mapping. It changed my life!
How does asking yourself, “What do I want to become of this? What is it for?” change your perspective on one of the current situations in your life?
I am SO looking forward to reading about your experience in the comments!