During the course of every day we are faced with numerous challenges and opportunities. Very often we react out of habit without stopping to think whether or not we are taking the best course of action. To help you decide if you are on track, here are some questions you might want to ask yourself:
What is my responsibility here?
— your responsibility is to see the situation clearly, in a detached manner, without being unduly influenced by overblown emotion. Perhaps you need to involve others, perhaps not.
Is this situation part of a pattern?
— many of our challenges are issues that we haven’t resolved in the past. Do you finally need to get to the bottom of it and resolve it?
What am I resisting?
— the things we resist usually are the ones that help us grow the most. Do you need to let go of something?
What lessons can I learn here?
— are you willing to seek out the lesson, hear it and act on the subtle guidance you receive?
Have I lost focus and energy?
— negative thoughts impact our energy. Let go of the anger, frustration and anxiety and find a place of peace.
To act or not to act?
— sometimes it’s important to let the fog clear before taking action. Don’t act out of fear that if you don’t do something, the situation will get worse.
Am I seeing the big picture?
— there is always a choice and more than one way to deal with a challenge. Setting up expectations, conditions, demands and prejudices can keep us stuck.
Am I at peace with this?
— being at peace is the key to gaining closure and knowing that the situation is complete. You have done the very best you could under the circumstances. You are on track!