Changes of all kinds, although a normal part of life, are often the source of anxiety, frustration, uncertainty and fear. When we consider change related to our work life, a closer examination often suggests a misalignment between who we are [being] and what we do as a more likely culprit.
Understanding the complexities behind your misalignment, which may include biological, psychological, political, social and cultural forces that orchestrate this inner and outer conflict, and reinforce this state of incongruence, is a crucial first step to initiating a shift that unblocks your flow to enjoying more meaningful work and a happier and more fulfilling life.
Change or situational shifts are normal and expected parts of our daily experiences. Transition - navigating the challenging terrain of change - involves addressing the psychological components of these situational shifts, which is where the accompanying anxiety, frustration, uncertainty and fear grip us. When these transitions are connected to our work life, you often resist, because change is NOT easy, but what may also be revealed is a painful, and often ignored, misalignment between who you "be" and what you "do."
Consider your car. When your car is out of alignment, what does that mean? It actually means that your wheels are not aligned, your tires are not pointed in the right direction, which jeopardizes your safety and compromises your car's overall performance.
It's oftentimes difficult to determine when your car is out of alignment. Why? As humans, we can't see these tiny problems in the making that lead to misalignment, but that doesn't mean they're not there. This is where a skilled service technician and technology comes in; a diagnostic review determines the points of misalignment and the service technician recommends a series of adjustments to restore alignment.
What does all of this car talk have to do with your situation? There's a cool analogy here if you are interested in engaging in your lifework and living your ideal life - fully being YOU and spending your time doing what is truly fulfilling and meaningful.
Imagine your life as a car. When who you are being and what you are doing are out of alignment, you may feel a little wobbly, veering off course; maybe you're having difficulty gaining control of your life and flowing in the direction that you want. Sometimes it is hard to tell when you are out of alignment because of impaired vision. Perhaps your perception is off, or you've just been so busy and preoccupied with your daily routine that you just haven't noticed.
Consider your anxiety, frustration, uncertainty or fear as a misalignment signal. NOW, is the time for that diagnostic review and some assistance with restoring alignment and uncovering your lifework.
Just as each car has its own unique alignment specifications, so do you. Let's have a complimentary Possibilities Conversation and discuss what this means for you, how to get started, and how I can help.
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