- I make a pact with myself- an agreement with me
This is where it all starts. It’s an agreement you have with yourself and it’s not about anyone or anything else. It’s not about right or wrong or good or bad- It is simply an opportunity to be real with yourself and to start right where you are. To honestly take an inventory of your life and your results to determine where there are things in your life that are ready to grow.
A “pact” is a solemn and sacred agreement that you make with yourself. As you contemplate what that might be, remember that this journey is about you. This is not about your parents, children, spouse, friends or significant other, it’s about you. Now would be the time to release their influences and ideas about who and what you should be. This agreement is for you and you alone. It is a journey of self-discovery and all that is needed is you and your willingness to explore.
So, what is the agreement or pact you have with yourself? And do you even have one? Maybe you don’t. This might be the first time that an agreement with yourself has ever been suggested. It is also possible that you’ve been getting by day to day, doing life and feeling just fine about where you are. Or you may have been so consumed with taking care of everyone and everything else, that you never really thought about yourself or what agreement you might have with you. Maybe you have goals and those are your agreements? They might be written down, memorized and kept track of- although there are other areas that you struggle with. Either way, the opportunity here is to create some agreements that you would like to make and keep with yourself.
Taking the time to write out your thoughts and new agreements with yourself has more benefits than you could possibly know. When you use your imagination and creativity to design and craft a vision that gets you excited, when you can feel yourself tingling on the inside with the possibility of it all, your vision begins working on how to find its way to you.
When you begin to deliberately create new agreements with yourself, you ignite a spark of probability that has within it the power to make real that which you could only conceive of. Don’t make light of this opportunity, if you could know the power of writing down your thoughts and your words, you would want to make sure you took time for this exercise.If you could wave the magic wand, what might you have more, better, new or different in your life?
It doesn’t matter if you do or do not currently have a vision for your life, or if this conversation is new to you or not. This is an important invitation for you to start this journey of self-discovery wherever you are on your path.
These are the major areas we in our lives that we explore. If you could have it any way you wanted it. What would it look and feel like? Take the time to write out a vision for your life. Include everything.
Health/Wellbeing * Relationships * Career/Education * Contribution/Spirituality
Your vision is the big picture. It is your roadmap including your dreams and desires. You can write it as though it’s five years in the future and you are looking back at all of the amazing things you have accomplished or you can state it “as if” in the present tense. It is encouraged that you spend some quality time thinking about what you would have in your life. You don’t need to know how or why- just get clear about what you’d like to have and create and get excited about it. We are setting a stage for the future you.