This week, like most weeks we sat down with our fearless leader and as usual she gives us a little life’s tale or truth to think about. Life lessons if you will, that translates into work and beyond. This week I thought it was appropriate to share because she wanted to talk about goals – personal and professional including where we see ourselves a year from now. This time of year, is full of goal angst. Mostly we’re going into the holidays with the hope to change things we don’t like about ourselves. Maybe we want to not gain the holiday weight or perhaps change a bad habit but that’s not what this goal focus should be about. Our leader was asking us to be our own leader by looking at our current situation, then giving voice to what may be holding us back and then purposely breathing life into it as we set our sights on that goal.
Ramona wanted us to think about giving voice to our desires, putting a bull’s-eye on our vision while using the metaphor of a bow and arrow to get us there. Let me explain a bit further; you see as you hold a bow and arrow in your arms, when you’re pulling back and you feel that tension, that is your current circumstances. When you take a deeper look, you might realize that the circumstances are of your own making. You can do something about it, you can in fact be your own leader. Where you aim the bow, that is your target, the bull’s-eye holds your vision of where or who you want to be. When you have that tension of your current circumstance pulled back, you will need to let go and send it on its path. You are giving that vision a voice. It’s what you want, your heart’s desire if you will.
You see, at All Star Labor & Staffing we are big believers in that the past is not going to pre-dictate your future and you must make goals from the right place, not from a dark place, not from shame or doubt. They must come from that light within. What will make you happy? What will make you proud? We were tasked to think about a year from now sitting around the same table what kind of person do we want to be, where do we want our life to be, what do we want to master in our work and our personal life?
So, friends I am tasking you as well. Be the leader in your life. What is your heart desire? What do you want to do or to be, what do you want to master in the next year? Take aim with your bow, pointing directly at your goal. Feel the tension of your current circumstances. What is really holding you back? And then give voice to it! Say it out loud! Give it voice and let it fly!
And then – let us know how it goes. We can’t wait to find out.