What do you do to make yourself shine? A peacock has a very impressive way of showing itself. Do you show your true self? How are you holding yourself back? What are your intentions for your life, career, marriage, and balance?Achieving manageable and meaningful change requires intention. Benjamin Franklin said, “without continual growth & progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Richard Boyatzis, a professor at Case Western Reserve University developed ICT, or Intentional Change Theory and published his theory in 2006 in the Journal of Management Development. Five common sense steps to follow for lasting change are:
- Discover your ideal self.
- Discover your real self.
- Create your learning agenda.
- Experiment with and practice new habits.
- Get support.
You must explore your dreams, hopes and aspirations. What kind of person would you like to be? Visualize, rehearse and practice ways to actualize your dreams. Coaching, psychotherapy, workshops, seminars and guidance from mentors is a great place to start. Once you take responsibility for your successes and failures, your are on the road to finding your best assets and liabilities holding you back. The journey is an inner one which requires nurturance of those dreams, some risks to move out of your comfort zone and a great deal of practice. What are your intentions today for happiness and life balance?