Recently I was doing some self-evaluation and decided to assign myself a grade in several different areas of my life. I gave myself an A+ in one area, a B+ in another area, a C- in one area and a solid D- in another.
There was a time in my life that anything other than an A would have been a cause for a lot of negative self-talk and thoughts. But thanks to some work I’ve done, I looked at these grades with a different perspective.
I’m doing amazingly well at one area in my life! In the second area, where I’m getting a B+, I consider it a big success. There’s room to improve which I’m doing.
But here’s where the big change is for me— in the areas where I have given myself a C- and a D-, I realized I just don’t have a desire or need to get an A, or even a B, in these areas! If I bring that C- up to a solid C and that D- to a C-, I’ll be thrilled!
The truth is that my expectation is the determining factor of my satisfaction. Realizing what is important and what isn’t, and also the point at which I will feel satisfied, is incredibly freeing.
What *really* matters to you? What deserves your energy? What’s your priority right now? What grade do you want to be able to assign yourself in the next month…the next six months…the next year? What metric will satisfy your expectations?
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