When challenging changes in life get overwhelming, it can be helpful to think in "3D." As we ponder what matters in our “Becoming” process, it can be useful to look through a 3D lens, for:
Depth is the innermost part of anything, and I discovered many of my pursuits required substantial depth. That takes a special kind of bravery, honesty, and energy, but the benefit is worth it. We can’t always have what we want, but we get a lot closer if we ask ourselves the question, “What do you deeply want?” One of my answers to that question this past year brought me to executing part of my business succession plan. I also recognized the need for putting simple fun back on my list.
Direction is the course or line along which something moves. That definition seems obvious, but it is easy to lose sight of how our business or personal life course is really moving. Are we moving toward a destination we identified clearly, or have we gotten into a habit of simply reactively taking it as it comes? It’s one thing to choose a circuitous course, but what if we have simply failed to notice that we’ve drifted off-course?
Definition is the determination of a decision. Without definition, decisions don’t get made; they happen by default. Some are good or even great, and some are just the opposite. We always need to learn how to define our decision criteria and review it regularly.
You might also find that your 3D process turns out to be a valuable exercise that brings insightful surprises and an interesting focus about growing or redirecting your usual activities. Allow yourself, also, to identify new things you want to learn about important people in your life. What have they discovered along their way? Can their discoveries help you with any of your current challenges?
Enjoy the 3D formula for your “Becoming Breakthroughs” and your nurturing challenge:
Depth + Direction + Definition = Destination
My bet is you might just love the ride a little bit more, and appreciate where it takes you!