Part VI – Sharing the Journey
In part V, I set the stage for the key piece: Us. Although success is a personal concept, sharing the journey is what we’re all about.
Each day is a new beginning.
A fresh start toward that which you desire. If you view your life as a journey unfolding before you, where you are at right now, in this moment, is simply that – the point you are at.
It is the point that you will be moving forward from, toward that which you desire. It does not matter how you got to this point, nor does it matter whether you like being at this point – it’s just a starting point.
The journey is, of course, your life. Your business, relationships, etc. are the components that comprise your life. When you shift your focus to the life you want to be living, and away from any of the individual components, you allow yourself to be in a different space, and more in tune with the opportunities that are available to you.
The single most important aspect of your life is how you are showing up and who you are being. The same is true for your significant other. When you are both being your true authentic selves, you are optimally positioned for that which you both desire to come about.
Regardless of whether your other half is at the same point as you, it is imperative that you be fully yourself. This is the key to everything that you desire in your life.
As you focus on the life that you want to be living, both your personal life and your life together, you will be establishing the direction for the next part of your journey to unfold.
While it is a fact that you have no power over other people, having clarity on your purpose will help create the space that you want your partner to share with you.
It is, of course, not just about what you want. Your significant other’s goals, dreams, passions, etc. are an essential part of the mix.
Your shared life together is like a large paint-by-numbers canvas. There are some colors that you hold, some that he holds and there are some that you both hold together.
The only way to complete the painting is for you both to do your individual parts, and then paint the rest together.
As you are fully being you in the moment – and allowing your partner to be fully themselves, you are able to fully enjoy this space together. Although you are on a journey, it is not so much about the destination as it is the journey itself. After all, if you are really not enjoying the trip, how will you enjoy where you are going to?
As you are unique, individual, powerful beings, you both will – and should – continue to expand in your personal experience. If you maintain the importance of ‘us’ – your shared space together, you will find your relationship evolves and expands in conjunction with your personal awareness.
When you allow your focus to shift away from your relationship, you can easily find yourself in a space where you aren’t connected to each other. At which point, you must then focus on reestablishing the connection.
Continuing our journey analogy, it is akin to you both taking separate paths when the road forks and then needing to back up to meet each other again. When you are talking about your life, backing up is not always an easy thing to do.
It is so much easier to maintain your focus on all aspects of the life that you want and then allow the journey to bring you to all that you desire.
In summary: The journey is your life. Yours and your shared life together. It is all about living the life that you want to be living. If you are not in that space, then something needs to shift. Remember always that the place to look for your answers is within you, for that is the only place where you have any power to change.
If this series of articles has connected with you, and you would like to learn more about how my coaching can guide you in making the shifts you seek, please contact me for more information on the various coaching programs I have available for you and your significant other.
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Mark Semple is a Certified Comprehensive Coach and the 2007 International Coach of the Year. Most importantly, Mark is the dedicated supporter of his wife in her business. For Mark’s insights on gaining the support of your partner, and on Success Together, visit: www.successfultogethercoaching.com