I notice that people right now are very aware of what is working and what is not working. It’s a time for reflection, and a time for action. But how do we know we are on the right track? What do we measure ourselves by? Do we know what experience we want to be having? Do we know what kind of clients would be perfect for us? Can we talk about that? Do we know what environment we want for work? What career would be best for us?
Interestingly, there is a built in guidance system that allows us to know when we are closing in on a good idea, or drifting farther away. If we will take the time to notice how our bodies feel, how our breathing is doing, how tight our muscles are, or how relaxed we suddenly feel, we will have a much better track record of making decisions. Just lean in to the relaxed feeling, and lean away from the tight, shallow-breath feeling. That, alone, will have 2012 be a much more satisfying year!