The Game of Life—“Winning from Within”
“All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine”. Jim Rohn
In this Legacy Project my goal is to enlighten valued people from where they are now to where they want to go by increasing self-awareness and developing more relationship power. A core tool for the Legacy Project is using the process of self-coaching . Self-coaching will focus on life principles shared by older and wiser folks structured activities, skill development and commitment to positive actions to do what they need to do to create meaning in their lives.
Mission of Perspective: Dedicated to sharing lessons learned for people to learn from in creating and discovery their own path in life. We are out to change the world one person at a time.
We all know that at some point we are going to die. So the question becomes what are we going to do with our time here? What is our purpose for living? How do we make a difference and create meaning in our lives.
Purpose helps us understand what is important to do with our life. Knowing your purpose provides a roadmap for living a more meaningful life. Our hectic and fast paced life suddenly begins to make sense to us. We begin to slow down, identify our priorities and stop just doing meaningless stuff to fill our days.
Winning from Within Moments
There are many Winning from Within moments (“WFW”) in our lives that we miss because we are not paying attention, don’t show-up or lack the awareness to focus on the “here and now . To use a sports analogy, it is like stalling with 3 minutes to go in a basketball game to avoid letting the other team score; this sometimes is called “taking air out of the ball”. This is a risky strategy for winning because the team leading losses their momentum, rhythm, focus and energy. The same goes on in football when teams play the so-called prevent defense. But in life “slowing down” can be benefit you because it gives you time to block emotional outbursts and let’s the rational part of your brain drive more constructive thinking and behavior.
1. Our first step in “starting the game” is to be more observant and aware of what is going on around us in life. Just by stopping to make an observant about what is happening rather than rushing-in provides time to make a more informed decision. This “Stop, Think and Act” structure with process technique provides insight for creating more self-awareness and positive action in our daily lives. Another way to slow down is checking out our thinking with close colleagues and trusted friends who can provide feedback or information to help clarify our problem solving and decision-making process.
Here’s how the game is played. Look around, wherever you happen to be, and see what is really going on…stop, observe, think, reflect and then choose your response. Who needs to be thanked for a kind deed, or a helping hand? For example, while driving, maybe you could let other cars in front of you while driving. Another possibility is to tell your wife or significant other a new reason why he or she is important to you. Or you could buy lunch for a friend for no reason; create an end-of-day celebration because you affirming their importance to the team, get up early to write an e-mail or handwritten note of gratitude to someone. Who was there at your moment of need?
The important idea is to play consciously in life, applying your strengths to any and all situations by giving 110% effort.