Personal Responsibility

As we begin a new year I ask myself the question; “Are we on track?”

Our first staff meetings of 2012 focused on personal responsibility and what could each of us do to “Step Up.” Last year we asked “Things would work better if”, and then we compiled great lists of suggestions but did not see any great improvements.

So this year, the new question is “Things would work better if” AND “This is what I am willing to do about it”. Waiting for someone else to take action is lame and unproductive! 

We will keep working on this for 2012.  Maybe forever because changing behavior is a lifetime challenge and I know I have to keep reminding myself!  Easy to expect someone else would do it or fix it, and easy to default to that place.  Easy to hide on the couch under a blanket and wait for someone else to take charge!  Real easy!

A Three Year Olds Wisdom

A few days ago my nephew, a wise 3 year old had gone to his school orientation.  Jaxen was starting play school for a couple hours a day, two days a week.  His report from the orientation was specific, he told me that when he got on the school bus to go to school he was not going to cry.  How brave of Jaxen! 

  Think of something along your journey that may lie ahead. How do you for see that occurring? Is it positive excitement or are you worried and stressed.  Now think of something your currently faced with or recently were faced with.  What were your thoughts surrounding that instance and how did it play out?  

  As they say hindsight is always 20-20, meaning when looking back on life it usually makes sense.  What about for-sight . . . whats the optic expression for that?  Solution thinking, thinking from the end . . . perhaps for sight is 20-20? 

Having a 20-20 vision on life doesn’t always mean seeing the past, and understanding why things played out as they did. What about seeing the future?  What about thinking from the end of the situation?  Thinking from the end is like goal setting mixed with positive thinking rolled in a ball of visualizing.  The more we can practice this the more we can create the life we desire.  

Whether you be faced with a problem at home, or you aspire to travel abroad, imagine the outcome you desire.  What would be in your mind the perfect result to the situation? Or what will it feel like and look like when you travel to the place you desire to go?  The positive thinking that transpires out of this, and the solution oriented thoughts will create that bridge that will take you where you there.  It is very amazing, I can attest to this with numerous examples in my life.  

As for my nephew Jaxen, not only is he not going to cry when he gets on the school bus, but he doesn’t take a school bus for another couple years until he is in grade one.  As I said, the WISE (and much emphasis on the wise) three year old is thinking from the end.  The first few years of play school and kindergarden are going to be a breeze, because he is already creating that bridge over the any potential problems when his Mom leaves him at play school!!  Jaxen is preparing for first grade and the school bus.  Who knows maybe when grade one comes he will have a university chosen!!!