What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. - Abraham Maslow
I used to do a bunch of bad drugs when I was younger. Over time, many of those bad drugs, turned into good drugs, which is good.
I want to quickly chat about the most transformational drug I'm addicted to.
By definition, a drug is anything you take which causes a physiological effect. And the effect, is what we get addicted to. We crave it. We want it. We need it.
We take the drugs, because we want the feeling. And many times, it helps us take action.
This can come in the form of caffeine, cocaine or health supplements.
Drugs by definition are fine. It's the types of drugs and feeling which come under question.
If you were to analyze all of the drugs you take, which one's are most addicting?
Is it your morning or afternoon coffee?
Is it a wine or beer at night?
Is it your phone or social media?
Is it your daily health supplements?
What actions are you addicted to?
As you begin to ponder which drugs are driving your life, I'd like to pose this question, what does an addiction to self-awareness look like?
In the world of coaching, awareness is the starting point for everything. If you don't know where you are, you will never figure out where you want to go.
It's like trying to shoot at a target with your eyes closes, and spun around 50 times. It's going to be tragic. Unfortunately, that's what happens when you become addicted to the wrong things.
Use a sliding scale of 0-10 and rate yourself on the following questions below. 0 being the worst, 10 being the best.
When it comes to clarity for your life, how aware are you of where you are in your life?
How aware are you of what you want for your life?
How aware are you of your current financial situation?
How aware of you are of your thoughts, negatively or positively?
How aware are you of your physical body?
How aware are you of how you feel about your current job?
How aware are you of your relationships?
How aware are you of your career?
How aware are you of your personal development?
How aware are you in your relationships?
How aware are you of your personal environment?
What I love about asking questions of yourself, is MOST of the time, you know the right answer. You know exactly what you should be doing.
So, why aren't you doing what you're supposed to be doing? What is stopping you? Who is stopping you?
Again, if you were to ask yourself that question, you will find the answer.
So, what do you do to gain more awareness? What does it take?
I always like to start by asking my client that exact same question, "what will it take for you to gain more awareness? What do you need to happen to begin to figure it out?"
These are the answers I usually receive:
I need time.
I need space.
I need a quiet area.
I need to be better.
I need to be interested in myself.
Awareness is a drug that will transform your life. It will take you from what you are to what you want to become. It's like taking the blue pill in "The Matrix" every day.
However, awareness will never manifest until you do the following.
1. You have to get motivated. When I say motivated, I'm saying, the pain to stay the same becomes greater than the pain to change.
2. You have to believe. If you do not believe in the dream and person you want to become, you'll continue to sit on the couch and waste away on Netflix.
3. You have to invest money in yourself. Most of my clients are stuck because they refuse to spend money on personal development through coaching, therapy or courses. They don't spend money because they don't believe they will get a return on investment.
Think about the person you want to become and imagine what that life can look like? Imagine what your life looks like with more money, time and significance?
I know it may seem crazy to imagine, but that's what awareness will do for you. Awareness gives you the starting point of where you are so you can map your way to what you want to become.
If you do the work - it works.
I'm rooting for you.
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