My past two blogs have focused on something that probably resonates with most of us at the moment: how to hold on to that contentment that makes the holidays so special – and, most importantly, how to translate this sentiment into real, effective change in our personal and professional lives.
When I talk about change, I don’t mean walking around with a blissed-out smile, greeting your workmates with a renewed sense of collegiality. Rather, it’s the kind of change that makes for greater productivity, more efficiency, and the sense of satisfaction that results when you are achieving your true purpose.
The state I’m talking about is, of course, an ideal. Your Pleasure Island probably looks rather different to mine – it’s a reflection of your own values and priorities. But, one thing that’s common to all of our Pleasure Islands is the fact that they’re a million miles away from the Pain Islands that many of us feel we have become stranded on. Something else we all share: Being on Pain Island is, well, painful. It’s a chaos of unfulfilled goals and thwarted aspirations.
Right now, while the year is still fresh, you are probably still dipping your toes in the waters surrounding Pleasure Island. But, bit by bit, you may find yourself trailing back to Pain Island. So how do you stop yourself from making that trip? Simple. You let go. You let go of everything that doesn’t serve you – that doesn’t help you achieve what you want to. You clear your mind of disabling beliefs and mindsets. And as soon as you do, you make space for empowering thoughts and the kind of positivity that propels achievement.
We have a big seaworthy boat. Let Blueprints take you and your organisation on an irreversible journey from your Pain Island to your Pleasure Island.
Guy Martin is the founder & Managing Director of Blueprints: assisting CEOs to drive growth by increasing the alignment of their people to business goals by 50% within an 18 month period.