I don’t know about you but I love good tasty food. Food bursting with flavour and aroma. It is always a delight to eat something that is flavourful, whether its cake or an aromatic meal.
In order to create a delicious meal we need to plan ahead. Planning involves deciding what to cook or bake, sourcing the ingredients and then following the recipe. Or for those of you that don’t love being in the kitchen, planning comes in the form of deciding which restaurant you would like to visit by reading reviews and asking for word of mouth recommendations.
Regardless of how you decide to access a delicious meal, planning is required.
As in life and achieving what it is that we want, we need to plan. We need to set a goal and develop small action steps to get achieve that goal. But do you actually know what it is that you want? Often its overwhelming and the idea of finding out what is that we want to be doing is daunting.
How do we sense what that goal is? PATH is an excellent method in working out what it is that you would like to achieve and where you would like to be.
PATH is a planning tool that helps align your values with your purpose. As PATH can be quite complex, we will look at the aspect of “Sensing the Goal”.
How does it work?
STEP ONE: Fast forward 12 months from now. Imagine the year that has past and recall all that has happened: your experiences and events, how you felt, what happened, what didn’t happen, what your priorities were, what resources you used, what you had to learn, who did you ask for help, where did you go, who did you speak to, what did you create. The most important rule for this section of the PATH method is to remember that ANYTHING is possible and it’s positive.
STEP TWO: Unlike traditional goal setting, PATH works backwards. So you won’t make use of “this is where I am” and “this is there I am going”. It works on the idea of “it has already happened” and I am looking back to see how it happened.
By using PATH it helps build a more definite idea of what really matters to you. This is established in the beginning which helps clarify meaning and purpose in a short space of time. It assists in getting a feel of what is important and what isn’t. It helps create a sense for what your goal is, what it isn’t and what you are willing to make definite plans for.
Are you inquisitive? Are you willing to try it? Grab a page and jot down “Sensing my Goal” at the top. Start with the line “It is a year from now…”. Write down what happened. Use past tense as it has already happened. Write in detail, not just single sentences. What do you get a sense for? It is OK if its different than you anticipated.
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