Does stating your true needs and wants out loud make you anxious? Do you lose focus on your own goals because you’re distracted by others’ expectations? Or have you always been clear and quick to answer what you deeply want, but in pursuing them, you’ve reached a point of burnout? I want you to leave here with a new perspective that you do have the power to shape the life you want. If you haven’t heard of slowing down to speed up, that’s what we’re going to do in this episode. Pressing hard to achieve what you want without a rational plan or strategy can be exhausting and use a ton of energy, all while making very little progress. However, if you spend time getting to know yourself better and identifying your true goals, when you do take action, progress, alignment, and fulfillment will be much more likely.
Life Mapping is an exercise that may reveal to you the truth behind misnamed goals. There’s a chance you might realize that you’ve been pursuing ambitions that have nothing to do with your core ideals.
A life map helps us to see the patterns and themes in your life that can help define and direct you toward your true goals.
As long as you’re interested and brave enough to be open to whatever happens, life mapping can provide insight and clarity. In today’s episode, we will quiet the distractions while simultaneously gaining an understanding of what makes you feel most at ease.
I encourage you to monitor the energy and patterns that you notice and try to name them. Identify periods of frustration and boredom in contrast with moments of flow and events that inspired you or felt satisfying.
A more precise picture of your life’s journey can be gained by asking yourself these two questions:
What could you do that will give you joy, energy, and flow?
What decisions could you make that could bring that into your life?
In this episode, listen for:
- Do you feel anxious when naming or pursuing what you want
- Your effectiveness, judgment, and satisfaction will rise when your purpose is clear
- My own life mapping exercise and how it helped me refine the direction of my life’s work
[8:24] Shaping and designing my life in a way that incorporates what I need
[14:26] My goal with this activity is to let the things you need and want emerge and for your life to be fulfilled
[17:43] The meaning of a quote by Gretchen Rubin
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