I refer to the space between where you are and where you want to be as the GAP.
The GAP contains all the resistance that keeps you from becoming "your best self."
The GAP is absolutely necessary in that it separates the comfort of known misery from the courage of unknown joy.
The GAP ensures you'll never be successful by chance, it only permits success by choice.
As you step into the GAP, you'll find yourself full of fear and doubt and a surplus of painful emotions.
As I guide people towards and through their GAP, there are clear signs suggesting we're "on the right track."
Here are the top 10 signs you're nearing your GAP...
- Playing the victim card
- Blaming others for your shortcomings
- Making excuses
- Putting yourself down
- Running from distraction to distraction
- Becoming defensive and offensive
- Protective behavior (eating, drinking, smoking, etc.)
- Telling stories that keep you small
- More problem than solution-oriented
Once you notice any of these signs, GREAT--now lean in!
Perform a visualization of yourself breaking through your GAP in this specific area, taking notice of who you have the opportunity to become in order to do so.
Change happens in the Mind-First®...if you can't see it, you'll never be it.
Then, from this contemplative stance, take compassionate and courage action.
Action + Contemplation = Transformation!
Each step you take closes the GAP just a bit more until who you are becomes who you want to be.
Ends up that teaching people how to move through discomfort is one of life's most valuable skill-sets.
"You can choose comfort or you can choose courage but you can't have both." Brene Brown