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  • Writer's pictureSusan Ordway

Are you opening the door to your goals? Or closing it?

When my mother described someone who had a hard time thinking beyond the present moment, she said, “they can’t see beyond the tip of their own nose!”  

This made me laugh,  I would cross my eyes to see the tip of my nose, and ponder what it would be like for life beyond my nose to be a complete blur.

How about you? Are you limiting yourself by the decisions that you make each day? 

Or are you making decisions that keep the door open and align with your future and vision?

It pays to be mindful and live fully in the present moment, but it doesn’t pay to box yourself in with your decisions, taking you off your authentic path.  

Keep your goals in mind as you operate in your day-to-day world. Call on your core values to give you guidance for a decision made today so that the outcome will line up with your goals of tomorrow.

A client recently said that using her core values, “helped me simplify what I valued and use that as a north star when making decisions — it was such a relief to rely on a touchstone when I felt like I was getting untethered, distracted and/or overwhelmed.”

If you’re not sure what your core values are, think of the enduring ideas that you stand by and give you joy, steadiness, or a sense of flow.  

Or think of a conversation in which it felt like someone had kicked you in the shins metaphorically -- chances are, one or more of your core values had been challenged.  Your values might include fairness, kindness, athleticism, individuality, generosity, compassion, leadership, fun, creativity, faith, learning, power, or others.

Staying aligned with your core values creates greater authenticity in your decisions and keeps your actions in line with your future self and resonant with your inner voice.

Are you staying on track with your goals right now? Not sure?

If you’re feeling like you’re having trouble seeing beyond the tip of your nose to reach your goals, reach out to me and we’ll set up a conversation.  

We can dive into what your core values are trying to tell you about your authentic goals and how to get there.

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