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Where are you, and where are you going?

"Getting to the TRUTH of our current location IS the starting point for catapulting to our next destination." -James McPartland

Access Point: Courageous Conversations | Blog post by James McPartland | Speaker, Author, Executive Coach

Imagine you're standing at an airport gate, you look out the window - you don't see a plane ✈️ at the end of the tarmac, and your ticket says it's time ⏰ to board.

You're going to be interested in getting some facts:

✔️ Where's the plane?

✔️ Where am I?

✔️ Which one of those two is not in the right place at the right time?

The same goes for the process of getting to where we want to go in life when we find ourselves stuck:

To get to the truth, there are four key questions you want to ask yourself:

👉 WHERE are you?

👉 HOW are you?

👉 WHY are you not where you want to be yet?

👉 WHAT's getting in the way?

Our level of willingness to be honest with ourselves when answering these questions will directly impact our ability to get unstuck and gain momentum again.

Getting to the truth of our current location is the starting point for catapulting to our next destination.

Behaviors like casting blame, 😏 making excuses, 😆 or anything else that looks like us not just owning up to where we have a part in our current circumstance... (even if that part is only 10% of the bigger problem)-- is just going to keep us where we are. 😝

Choosing to take 100% responsible action for the truth we come to terms with-- for where we see we can do something about our circumstance, is always the best next step.

So start with this truth: There's always a card we can play in the game of life-- always something we can take responsibility to, even if we're not responsible for it. 👊

Start there - and the momentum you seek to get up and out from where you're at will inevitably follow.

Stay tuned for more on this NO STRAIGHT LINES in life series-- til then, enjoy the ride. 🏂



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