When you are ready to take steps into a new and intentional path of your life, it can be incredibly overwhelming to map out the steps needed to get there. Gathering all of the resources you have, mapping a way downstream, and knowing how you will face the inevitable obstacles in your path will allow you to step into this new chapter with confidence and clarity.
STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR RESOURCES
You have a wealth of resources inside of you to pull from, and this first lesson will help identify those and use them as a stepping stone in your journey. In addition, the world around you holds a wealth of resources, though they may not be obvious in the moment. You should identify any people around that you can collaborate with, any education or knowledge base that will help you learn more about your areas of interest, and any other tangible and intangible resources that can help "build your boat". These will be invaluable to you moving forward.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR PATH FORWARD
Now comes the hardest part. Choosing a path. This is our north star so to speak, the driving goal for our life. The best way to find this path is by creating a personal mission statement, similar to what corporations do. For example, Southwest uses: "Dedication to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Spirit." This drives every decision they make. Each individual should have their own purpose-driven mission, something to use in order to navigate their life with intention.
STEP 3: NAVIGATE THE OBSTACLES
Before setting out, take the time to identify what obstacles may lie in your path that will derail you from the life you want to lead. Once you know what they are, create a plan around how to avoid them, or how to hit them in a way that will allow you to recover and keep going. This will be key in achieving success in your goals.