Creating Awareness

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Creating awareness is one of the most important things you can to do achieve your Core Mission and Personal Vision; however, your must first be in a place where you want to be aware.  You must be open to personal change and innovation. 
In order to Decide what you are willing to commit to, you must be in a place where you want to create sustainable change.  This is a challenge for most of us.  Have you ever tried to break a bad habit or take on new habits that are good for you?  How well did trying work? 
In order for sustainable change to occur, we must quit trying and actually get into a place of action.  When we are ready for action, we can help us create clarity around what we truly want to achieve and help us develop structures to accomplish our goals. 
A first step towards creating awareness is realizing what is working in our lives and what is not.  We have to be very honest during this process, which is quite an emotional journey.  I have coached individuals through the awareness process.  Most of the time, deep introspection leads to deep emotion.  Emotions range from excitement and joy to sadness and fear.  The process should be emotional.  If it is not, a new journey of self-awareness is not occurring. 
Great leaders tend to be very self-aware.  They know themselves well and are honest about their strengths, weaknesses and life goals.  A high sense of self-awareness helps leaders focus with passion and confidence. 
Heightened awareness can be achieved by using a variety of techniques and tools, including visualizations, meditations, and powerful questions.  Perhaps one or the most powerful techniques is letting go of the things in life that are no longer working. 
It is essential for everyone to have self-forgiveness along their self-awareness journey.  Letting go helps us make room for the future we truly want create and experience.  Letting go helps us move towards the future.
It is a wonderful process of self-discovery and personal innovation designed to set the stage for new experiences and a more fulfilling life. Let’s begin expanding your awareness.  Be honest with yourself during this process.  It is the only way to create fulfilling and lasting change!

2 responses to “Creating Awareness”

  1. Very nice post, Dr. Connie! We just started our 5th year of Merrick County's Leadership classes. We're looking forward to connecting with you for one of our sessions. You are consistently one of our favorite presenters. We have 6 sophomores & juniors, 5 seniors and two adults. I'll be sharing your information with the group at our next meeting. Keep up the fine work. Chuck Griffith – Merrick Foundation

  2. You are so awesome Chuck!! And, the work you do for Nebraska is amazing!!! Thanks for you support and positive comments. Have a wonderful day and a great leadership class this year!!

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