In any goal – weight loss, business, writing, clutter clearing or even conscious life design – we would sure like to leap over the bumpy beginning parts and move directly into easy flow. Who wouldn't want to quickly integrate those habits that carry us through to completion and beyond; the good habits that become automatic, parts of our normal routine.
Those bumpy beginning parts feel crappy. They are often the obstacles that keeps success at bay. It doesn’t have to be that way.
"Everything the power of the world does is done in a circle." - Hehaka Sapa (Black Elk)
Finding people to share your journey can mean hiring a coach or joining an intimate circle of fellow travelers. At The Purple Ink Cafe, we call them wisdom circles. Either way those bumpy parts will become smoother. You'll find yourself asking and answering small questions that draw out your wisdom and expertise (as well as that of fellow master mind members if you’ve chosen that route), that illuminate your best habits and mindsets and that will propel you toward your goal. Breaking these habits down to manageable small steps make you want to continue. Those steps build and power a rhythm of sustainable momentum. Maybe even that desirable ease and flow!
Whether in a coaching relationship or a wisdom circle, there is always time set aside for celebrations of what you’ve gotten done. We so often forget to give ourselves a pat on the back. And there is always something deserving of that pat.
There’s also time reserved for getting something done. Your coach or circle facilitator creates and holds space for you to get to take action that will leave you with a feeling of accomplishment.
And, there’s always an element of accountability – to yourself, your coach, your fellow circle members – that makes it easier to do the things that will lead to the habit that builds the momentum and powers you toward the finish line.
In a Wisdom Circle at The Purple Ink Cafe, we create an environment conducive to progress. It’s a place of readiness and pause in what can often be a hectic life. It's a time and place to get to what is most important rather than just the urgent.
You deserve that.
If you are looking at or in the midst of the second half of life, you might be facing some life questions and bumps yourself. Join Kathy Kane and Eileen Caroscio for 4 Tuesdays of Creative Life Design: a Women's Wisdom Circle. You get to tell us your dreams and we get to support you as it comes true.
Kathy Kane blogs about the creative process in the everyday, in writing and in the magical transition to the second half of life.
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