“Making appointments with yourself and scheduling other things around them is key to proactive self-management.” Michael Hyatt
So that we are intentional and not overwhelmed by the complexities surrounding areas of desired change, personal change must be managed. When becoming more authentic it is important to ensure our transformation becomes a priority. Personal change is managed by setting goals, being aware of our behavior, and monitoring our progress.
Goals have more meaning when we regularly revisit them. Goals remind us of what we have established as important and help us to focus when circumstances cloud the way. Further, awareness is essential in discovering whether or not we are acting in a way that is committed to both our plan and the process of our becoming. Be aware of your own behavior. Notice what aligns with your desired outcomes.
Checking in keeps us accountable and accepting of our responsibility to ourselves. In these times we can admit when we’ve missed the mark and determine what we need to learn from the experience. If we have behaved in a way that is pleasing, cheering yourself on is of great benefit. Creating incentives can be a fun part of our personal management plan. Meeting our goals whether simple or difficult are always times for personal rewards and celebrations that should not be ignored. Rewards and celebrations are motivators in the process and bring value to checking in. Although, lasting change is intrinsically motivated it is encouraged to add an accountability partner you can trust to give you honest feedback. A compassionate ear can lighten the load and joy increases when we have some to share our victories with.
Remember to set attainable goals, remain as aware as possible, and check in with yourself regularly to monitor your progress. Becoming more authentic is a journey of personal evolution. Show yourself mercy and unconditonal love along the way.
Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. –Lao Tzu
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