Continued from yesterday, you can read there first part here
You consist of all these following important dimensions:
1. Spiritual you
2. Emotional you
3. Physical you
4. Mental you
5. Financial you
The way you react to stimuli in your environment is highly dependent on how much handle you have on the various dimensions of your life. Each one needs to be well developed, beginning from your ‘source’ – spiritual, to your character, finances, etc. Your life needs to have a good balance. Developing one dimension to the detriment of others is what produces certain types of ‘misfits’ in society. Where a man could be so spiritual but is financially unintelligent, or is financially intelligent but has no authority figure (God) over his life, or lacks character and goes about sleeping with all sorts, or a man loves his family so much but has no money to take care of them and so they live on the brink of kids going the wrong way to fend for themselves. We are diverse but still one, whole, beautiful package.
Change will come, whether we go for it or not. You therefore need to be in full apprehension, comprehension or consciousness of the product undergoing change (i.e. YOU); being in touch with the above listed parts of you guarantees nimbleness of mind.
Change is a process, for many it is a project, for a few it is a lifestyle. Whether you like it or not, change will happen. You can either wait for it, prepare for it or go and meet it where it resides. We are taught that the way to know or progress is to ask questions, that when processes are questioned, innovations & inventions are produced. This is the way to initiate change, you can be proactive about change. You can go after it, rather than just wait for the natural cycle of life. Stop waiting for life to happen to you, get up and take the wheel.
How to engineer change in your life? simple. Creativity is hinged on change management. Creative people are always seeking things to change or looking for the change in things. In this day and age, change in more frequent and drastic so as we make our decisions to jump in or stay out no matter the sort of change, we need certain fundamentals to drive us:
- Where do you stand with God? Do you hear him speak? No hocus-pocus, I mean does his word and counsel rule your decisions?
- Who are you? Are you familiar with who you are and why you are here? There is a reason you are here, find it!
- Do you have a clearly defined end? Is your preferred end clearly documented? Your end should always instruct events in your present.
- Have you bounced off your process with a mentor? (They usually have undergone loads of similar experiences). Don’t go alone, two good heads are better than one.
- Is your motivation, more money or more skill? Or just money? True purpose is in working for a dream not a pay-check. Experience and history has shown that those who succeed the most went beyond the call of money.
- Despite inadequate clarity, do you find peace in your chosen step? We see the curve but we must engage the one who sees around the curve so that we might set out on faith. That’s how peace comes.
There are more fundamentals that keep your two feet on the ground when managing change, but this is a good place to start. Have a nice weekend wherever you are. Take charge.