In today’s age of all things technological, we find it cumbersome and perhaps even useless to utilize some of the fundamental tools that may now be considered obsolete.
When you want to know the spelling of word you rely on auto-correct or if you’re at a loss for words, you go to the thesaurus. Who uses a dictionary anymore, right?
When you want more information on a new cake recipe or how to do an oil change yourself, you say, “Ok Google” or check it out on YouTube.
When you want to have a quick conversation without possibly interrupting someone’s day (or yours), you send a text message.
I’m truly amazed how everything in our world is available right at our fingertips
I often chuckle that we are “The Jetson’s”!
(Go ahead. You have permission to Google them.)
However, what would happen if you were lost in the wilderness without the cyber convenience of Google Maps, Map Quest or GPS? Aha! Time to break out the basic, fundamental COMPASS.
A compass needle aligns itself and points toward the top of Earth’s magnetic field, giving explorers and lost souls a consistent sense of direction.
While a compass is a great tool for navigation, it doesn’t always point exactly north. The difference between “true north” and the north heading on a compass is an angle called declination. These disturbances in the field can cause a compass needle to point away from both the geographic North Pole and the magnetic North Pole. By using charts of declination or local calibrations, compass users can compensate for these differences and point themselves in the right direction. (www.livescience.com)
Why the brief compass lesson?
First, your “true north” in life is defined as your WHO; what you represent, your values, your authentic self. Secondly, your compass may be misaligned and you may have lost your sense of direction of your WHO. Without connecting to what you represent, you struggle with what you want in life. You then question, “Where is my life going?”
This can be quite a confusing, unsettling and discontented space to live. However, be assured that you are not alone. Be assured that your internal response to this state of being is absolutely normal. It’s truly OK! If you are ready to create a new path, start by identifying:
What are the disturbances in your life’s compass that is pulling you away from your “true north”?
Think about that for a moment. Maybe it’s a limiting belief, an assumption, fear, the past or even self-sabotage? How do you then calibrate your compass to move the needle in the right direction? Grab your binoculars, magnify your vision of what you want in life and try these
5 Course Correction Steps to Your “True North”
Release the hurt. Cleanse your soul. Rid yourself of all of that bad, negative energy that has consumed you which has resulted in living in the misalignment of who you really are.
Release the fear. Be courageous. Get out of your own way. Stand up for who you are and what you want in life.
Refuse to entertain old pain. Grant yourself the freedom to entertain a new world of possibilities.
Acknowledge your unique and special gifts. Share them with the world and watch your confidence soar. And with your soaring confidence comes inspiration and motivation to live a more authentic life.
Choose to do YOU. Make yourself a priority. Firmly stand in your truth. Create daily reminders that YOU ARE WORTH IT!
As your Life Coach, I am passionate and committed in helping you take action in achieving sustainable change to create and live the POWERFUL life you desire. Contact me for a 45 minute complimentary consultation to begin our partnership in restoring your compass.