Are you in Alignment or out of Alignment?
Take a close look at your priorities and how they align with your daily actions. Are you doing what aligns with what is worth doing and are you doing it with those who are worth doing it with? Are you able to create ways to accomplish this in a way that makes life worth living, day in and day out?
Last week Ellie’s Reset Reminder introduced the idea of WHO MATTERS MOST. What struck me as is the quote she used from Dave Willis, “Never be too busy for the people you love. Never allow pursuits or possessions to become bigger priorities than your relationships. Love is what gives meaning to life.” Dave Willis.
At times, it seems this daily pursuit and drive for possession eats up our time. I say eats up our time because I often hear how my clients are struggling with making time for family, or how Mom’s I know feel spread so thin that there’s no time left for their husband at the end of the day or even how adult children cope when parents age and live too far away to spend regular time together. These are the challenges that life throws at us and Ellie reminded me to keep those special people close to me.
These weekly Reset Reminders are helpful to keep our focus on who and what matters,
But I wonder how long will the people and things that matter most stay front and center for you? Soon, I will need another reminder as the pressures and challenges of my life crowd my day. I might forget to call my special friend, or take that drink of lemon water in the morning. I can convince myself that having a phone visit with my son will wait. And that running date with myself? It’s just not critical right now so I shrug off any and all reminders and procrastinate.
Reminders are helpful and yet somehow, I can ignore reminders. Surely there are some people who don’t get distracted from what really matters, who really matters and their plans for a better life? They have a mindset that quickly returns them to what matters most, the love Ellie mentioned. I call that a VITAL mindset.
Having a VITAL mindset means you line up your daily actions with your priorities. That mindset measures each choice to the promise of being able to create rapid and positive permanent change to line up with who and what matters most. If the alignment goes off then you quickly do what it takes to realign yourself.
With a VITAL mindset, you have the clarity to know what matters, and who matters most. I have days when my clarity goes away and my world all seems jumbled up. It is them I might compromise. You might even say I give in to pressure or give up on my dreams.
Ellie shared that “tragic events can create openings within our hearts”. Then we will pause and reflect to line up our thoughts and feelings to what most matters to us. A VITAL MINDSET allows us to tackle this without the tragic event. You will have a newfound ability to RESET, examine where you are out of ALIGNMENT with your priorities and realign yourself with clarity and purpose.
I will share with you some stories of those who have developed this mindset so you can see a VITAL ALIGNMENT happening and look at where this becomes possible for you. The Vitalign System is one that creates mental, physical and emotional alignment where it matters most. Imagine what that could make possible.
Here is the story of Doug Carter’s Alignment, next time I will share another story with an equal but different impact.
Doug Carter – the coach’s coach
(Doug Carter has helped some of the biggest names put teeth into their coaching programs. Tony Robbins, Michael Gerber, Bill Bacharach among many others have all relied on Doug to bring their ideas and desires to life.)
For 36 years, I’ve been helping other people grow and develop and change the way they look at their life, and then go out and actually make a difference. I have to tell you, I was surprised at the results of The Vital Life Program; it altered the way I look at how long I’ll live, how healthy I’ll be, my relationships with the people around me, my financial wellbeing, everything changed.
I had just turned 65 when I first went through the Vital Life Alignment. I thought that I would do the same thing my grandfathers had done, my father had done, and that was get around age 65 and hang it up. Really, before the alignment, I could already feel myself shutting down. The alignment opened up my thinking; I recognized that I’m not going to retire at age 65, or 66, or 69, or whenever. I don’t have an established age anymore about when I’m going to retire. Why? Because I recognize, I love what I do. I’ve been doing it for a long time. I have a group of friends and clients that I talk to on a biweekly basis, and I don’t have to change that. Since my whole thought is to continue to work, I’m going to continue to earn a salary. I don’t have to take social security or tap into my retirement program until another time. As a result of that, I have more discretionary income, which is pretty interesting.
I’ve gone through the process four times, each layer becomes a little bit deeper, a little different in understanding, because I’m walking in with a new understanding. Understanding grows even more. What I’ve realized financially is that if I continue to fund my retirement program, then my kids or my family get more money, but what’s equally interesting is that if I continue to work, I have the money to do things with my children and my wife now that I would’ve put off. This has completely changed the way I look at my life and how long I’m going to live, and my plans on how to accomplish it.
I don’t know if it’s something you should do or shouldn’t do, but I have to tell you, based on my experience, and I’ve been involved in a lot of programs over the years that made a lot of different claims, this is the real thing. You lose nothing in taking this alignment. What you gain is the potential to live a fuller, richer life the rest of your life, however long that turns out to be. How good is that?
If you have been feeling that you are out of Alignment within a particular area of your life – with who or what most matters to you – take the time NOW to VITALIGN. Use the VITALIGN System to Rethink, Redefine and Reinvent the Best years of your life.
And have a wonderful week!
(Rapid Reset Readers: Civia and Ellie Lamson will be sharing Rapid Reset writing duties going forward.)