A lot of problems in my life has been solved via having some short & long term perspective basing on what you want. It is a funny process about how one gets his/her own clarity about one wants. It involves about 35% focus on what you want, 40% focus on where you are and remaining 25% focus on where have you come from.
Allow me to describe more here :
- 35% Focus on where you see yourself, doing what, with which kind of people, things, feeling what, where, etc. etc. Detail it as much possible – on paper, in your mind. It is aligned to the theory of “The Secret” which says about universe talk and it will grant your wishes if you are clear about what you want and ask for it consistently enough. [Future]
- 40% Focus on where you are, how you are, what are your strengths, weaknesses, limitations, possibilities, etc. etc. It is about the concept of Yoga – self awareness and as per my most critical exercise which 99.99% people fail to do correctly. They have misconceptions about themselves and their surroundings and hence are not able to understand what to do next. I feel this is the root/foundation/basis from where you can grow.
You have to be well placed on what you are, how you are and absolutely comfortable, at peace with it. [Present]
- 25% focus on where you were and where you come from – Your habits are hard to die and especially with increasing age when you happen to have full awareness and perspective. Your approach, way of working, personality, way of talking, mental strengths, comfort level with people, etc. are things which you carry with yourself wherever you go and they take alot of time and effort in changing. Some conscious effort and dedication can bring a lot of results.
But to achieve what you wish to achieve you have to connect the dots from behind to understand where you have reached so far. [Past]
I generally follow this approach before making any important decision – personally or work wise with the luxury of time provided. Hope some of you find merit in it to encapsulate and share your experiences.