I’m Not Where I Want To Be

Most people at some stage or another have had this internal muse: “I’m not where I want to be!” It’s that difficult moment where complete honesty collides with reality and we are forced to recognise that we are dissatisfied with where we may be, either emotionally, professionally, financially, relationally or spiritually. 
Depending on your personality this feeling while uncomfortable can often times be a channel for the motivation and inspiration we need to put things in order. While on the other hand, others can find reality even more difficult to navigate than the status quo.
When it comes to taking steps towards improving our dissatisfaction or uncomfortable reality in any of the stages of life I mentioned above, I am compelled to argue that ignorance is never bliss.
Whatever the situation; I have always felt that having a ‘big picture’ approach always provides a clearer perspective than focusing on the macro when honesty is our starting point.
In a Biblical context, Paul provides what I think translates as cutting edge leadership advice in today’s modern world. In Philippians 3:12-14 he essentially offers the following advice to navigating these difficult times.
1.   In a moment of complete honesty, recognise where you are and where you want to be.
2.   Take measured steps towards your goals; any movement forward is going to feel great.
3.   Focus all your energies on what’s ahead – in other words ‘look up’ and see the big picture. Remembering to establish your value in a Biblical context, consider how God views you.
4.   Pursue your goals, dreams and aspirations in adversity. Even when the discomfort of stretching signals for you to quit, push through.
“But I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead; I strain to reach the end of the race and receive my prize.”

Anthony Robbins couldn’t have said it better!

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